Govt announces Lake Illawarra foreshore repair work

A jetty and viewing platform on the Lake Illawarra foreshore at Warrawong are expected to reopen to the public next year after the NSW Government recently awarded a tender for their repair.

Property NSW CEO, Brett Newman, said Hope Diving Services Australia had been selected to carry out the rectification work on the structures following an open public tender process.

“The repair and reopening of these structures to the public will greatly enhance the community’s enjoyment of the lake and be of great benefit to lake users and visitors alike,” Mr Newman said.

 Repairs are expected to start by the end of this year and be completed by May 2018.

 “While repair work on the jetty and viewing platform are being carried out, Property NSW will also undertake some land maintenance work on the eastern side of the lake to improve public safety and access to the area,” Mr Newman said.

 “In the meantime, we remain committed to improving and revitalising the bay area in the long term.  This includes a program of engagement with the local community and Wollongong City Council to develop a plan for the remainder of the State-owned foreshore land.”

Property NSW acquired 32ha of land on the Lake Illawarra foreshore at Warrawong from the former Lake Illawarra Authority when the authority was dissolved in 2014.

  

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