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01 October 2017 Posted by 

NEW BOARDWALK AT POPULAR SPOT

Impressive new facility for public
SALTWATER Creek Reserve south of Long Jetty will become even more popular with families enjoying a day out this summer, thanks to a new boardwalk.
The impressive new facility greatly enhances the already popular picnic spot set beside the southern end of Tuggerah Lake
 
Part of a $354,000 project to rehabilitate the sensitive saltmarsh area, the 200m boardwalk features an education loop and conservation signage and has been designed to complement the nearby Saltwater Creek Bridge.  
 
Council Manager Waterways and Coastal Protection Peter Ham said the boardwalk was designed to protect the sensitive foreshore habitat andwas part of Council’s commitment to improve the amenity and recreational opportunities around Tuggerah Lakes.    
 
“This project is a truly collaborative effort, with funding from the Federal Government through the National Landcare Program and Council’s commitment to improve the water quality and recreational opportunities around Tuggerah Lakes,” Mr Ham said.
 
“The boardwalk took four months to construct and protects the sensitive foreshore plants in this area, as well as encourages community members to safely access and experience this scenic foreshore environment.   
 
“I encourage the community to come along to the opening of this fantastic community boardwalk and see for themselves – it is a great addition to our shared pathway network.”
 
The project involved extensive bush regeneration and:
 
  • Works to enhance and protect two endangered ecological communities -- Saltmarsh and Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest
  • The provision of habitat for native wildlife through foreshore and forest improvements and installation of nest boxes
  • Improvement to the amenity of the popular bike path running through the site by weeding, mulching and planting with native plants in surrounding reserve.
 
Located at the eastern end of Lucinda Avenue (opposite McLean Street), visitors can park at Saltwater Creek Reserve, walk past the BMX track and cross Saltwater Creek Bridge to arrive at the new boardwalk.
 
The Estuary Report Card on Tuggerah Lakes can be accessed on Council’s Love Our Living Lakes website.


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