Initial stages of Ulladulla Walkway project near completion
October 30, 2012
Work on Stages One and Two of the Ulladulla Walkway project are expected to be completed by mid November, weather permitting.
Once finished, these initial stages of the Ulladulla Walkway will provide a public place for the community to enjoy views of Ulladulla Harbour while also presenting a catalyst for the revitalization of adjoining commercial premises.
Stage One of the project is almost complete, with Council’s engaged Contractor, Zauner Constructions finishing off minor works such as furniture, screens and landscape.
Located at the rear of 84 to 92 Princes Highway this section of work includes the construction of a series of elevated timber viewing decks with open pergolas, metal and timber balustrading, overhead lighting along the walkway and a renewed landscape on the embankment below.
Work is also continuing on Stage Two of the project, which once completed, will include the replacement of tiles and balustrading along the adjoining retail arcade.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash said she was extremely pleased to see the initial stages of the Ulladulla Walkway almost complete.
“The Ulladulla Walkway will bring tremendous benefit to the local community,” said Clr Gash.
“This has been a long term project of Council and as such it has been the subject of ongoing community engagement with both the local community and adjacent business operators.
“The walkway is a tremendous community asset and one that I’m sure will provide ongoing benefit for local residents and tourists alike.”
“I’m extremely excited to see the initial two stages complete and to be able to take advantage of the million dollar views provided by the glorious Ulladulla Harbour.”
Mayor Gash said that recycling and sustainability had been prime considerations of both Zauner and Council, with materials from the demolition such as glass, tiles and aluminum going off to recyclers.
Any excess timber off cuts left over from construction have been donated to the Ulladulla Men’s Shed.
The selection of materials for the walkway considered such aspects as; durability, sustainability and appropriateness to the local context and high quality design and finish.
Finally, Mayor Gash said that surveys have been completed for Section Three and Four of the project with further design works to commence shortly.
The design for these future stages will include a continuation of the walkway on the edge of the embankment with opportunity for seating, viewing decks, lighting, space to meet up with friends, pathways adjacent to the tree canopy and more prospects for local businesses to get onboard.
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