Final plank in upgrade
The final stage of a $520,000 upgrade to the Cudgen Creek boardwalk, from Sunrise Cove to Cloughs Lane, will start on 1 May 2018.
The boardwalk is being replaced with a concrete shared-user path, which will be safer for pedestrians and cyclists as it will be less prone to becoming slippery plus will require less maintenance.
The first section of the boardwalk, from the emergency services boat ramp to Sunrise Cove, was upgraded in 2015.
The original wooden boardwalk was built by the developer of residences along that section of foreshore and has reached the end of its life. Restoration of the original structure was cost prohibitive so replacement with a concrete pathway was the best option for maintaining a continuous creekside pathway for residents and visitors to the area.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to detour around the construction site via Vulcan Street and through the Cudgen Foreshore Park. Detour signs will be placed at Marine Parade and adjacent to the Kingscliff Bridge.
The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of September.
The old and the new. The final section of timber boardwalk will be replaced with a concrete shared-user path.