Community invited to Bathers Way - Newcastle Beach sessions

30 Nov 2018

Novocastrians are invited to a series of drop-in sessions to view the City's exciting plans for Newcastle Beach and provide feedback on the proposed public domain upgrades.

The latest stage of the ambitious Bathers Way project includes an overhaul of the stretch between the Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club and King Edward Park. 

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Key features include a new, wider shared pathway, new stairs and seating, kiosk, exercise equipment and improved public amenities. Plans also include a new intermediate level skate bowl and a renewed skate park to cater for all ages and abilities.

The community drop-in sessions will offer a chance to learn more about this priority project - and give feedback on the proposal at four locations across the city.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the City's long-term vision included the revitalisation of Newcastle's coastline to provide improved facilities to attract more people to live, work, relax and invest in the City.

"A big part of achieving this vision is the work we are undertaking on our iconic Bathers Way walk, a shared pathway from Nobbys to Merewether that is now more than half complete," the Lord Mayor said. 

"In a recent community survey, nine out of 10 respondents felt these upgraded coastal facilities had enhanced our beaches and coastal areas.

"Over this next phase we're hosting drop-in sessions, across the city, to give everyone a say before we breathe new life into the area after decades of dormancy.

"The Bathers Way - Newcastle Beach is the largest and most complex stage of the Bathers Way project, which will transform an underutilised section of our coastline into a vibrant and attractive space for both visitors and the wider community.­"

The drop-in sessions will be held from 5.30pm -7.30pm at:

  • Mayfield Seniors Centre, Tuesday 4 December
  • City Hall, Thursday 6 December
  • Wallsend Library, Tuesday 11 December
  • Adamstown Bowling Club, Wednesday 12 December