Council has been working with dsb Landscape Architects to develop these concept designs for the promenade. The design responds to the needs of the community that were identified in the masterplan. The team will continue to collaborate with marine engineers, DPI Fisheries and the environmental management team in developing these concept designs.

As part of the Reddall Reserve Masterplan study, the promenade was identified for renewal. It is proposed that the replacement will provide new and improved foreshore seating, increased pedestrian accessibility, improved stormwater provisions, reduced maintenance and provide greater connection to the wider Reserve.

About the project

Where is the project up to?

Council is working with a landscape architect and is in the process of developing concept designs that meet the community’s needs and considers the natural coastal processes.

Council is also working with the relevant agencies to ensure the designs meets their requirements, particularly for improved fish habitat and ensuring the works do not impact coastal processes whilst also ensuring Aboriginal Heritage considerations are thought through.

When will the project start?

Construction works are expected to commence in the middle of this year after the environmental assessments are finalised. Although the project is weather and tide dependent, we will work with the contractor to minimise disruption to the surrounding area.

How long will construction take?

The construction will take about 6 months to complete. We will be able to provide more detail when the construction contractor is appointed.

This project will be subject to weather and tidal conditions that may impact the timeframe.

How will the heritage and cultural elements be managed?

Environmental and heritage factors will be considered during the planning process in a ‘Review of Environmental Factors’ report (REF). The report will be prepared and its recommendations will need to be addressed in the final design.

A REF is an environmental assessment used to determine whether an activity should be approved by taking into account all matters that affect or may affect the environment.

Why is the project been undertaken?

The existing promenade is a very popular site for locals and tourists, the promenade has reached the end of its useful life. Over time the promenade has experienced storm and weather damage and many sections are at beach level becoming covered by sand, making it inaccessible.

This upgrade to the foreshore promenade will create a safe, accessible and continuous walk along the foreshore.

What is rock armour?

Rock armour is a protective structure built parallel to the water’s edge to protect the shore and prevent inland flooding and inundation. Structures include sloping rock revetments and solid vertical and near-vertical retaining walls. Rock armour will withstand extreme stresses from storm flows, helping protect the foreshore from erosion and maintain safe public access to the foreshore.

What are the benefits of the project?

This project has delivered the following community benefits in accordance with the community’s vision identified in the master plan:

  • Safe and equitable access along the foreshore with safe and accessible footpath connectivity.
  • Enhanced foreshore recreational open space including ramp access to water's edge and seating.
  • The promenade connects people to the marine environment with seating and grass areas where people can sit back and soak up the views.
  • Offering unobstructed views along the foreshore.
  • Improvements to protect the foreshore from erosion.

This project is a further step towards implementing the Reddall Reserve Master Plan.

What work will be included

  • Removal of existing promenade
  • Construction of new promenade and rock armour
  • Addition of concrete seating at the water's edge
  • Steps and ramp access to the water's edge
  • Improved stormwater outlet and protective zone

The work will be carried out in stages to reduce impact on users.

Will I be able to use the area during construction?

We understand that this is a popular recreation spot and will endeavor to keep as much of the area open as possible. When a contractor is appointed we will provide more details about access.