Stakeholder feedback supported the relocation of amenities closer to the main footpath. During the initial site testing, the project team discovered a potential heritage item. To ensure the area was properly investigated Council appointed Austral Archaeology to complete an Aboriginal Cultural Assessment and Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit. This is currently been assessed by Heritage NSW.
Construction of the amenities building has been on hold while Council works with experts, to conduct extensive cultural and heritage studies.
Through this process, the preferred location of the proposed amenities building has moved to a recommended site just east of the footpath (see plan below).
We anticipate the outcomes of the investigation will be completed shortly and the construction of the new amenities will commence in early 2022.
About the project
A number of improvements are completed at Boonerah Point Reserve including new BBQs, picnic tables and shelters, water station and removal of deteriorated concrete edging.
The new amenities building is the next major milestone, providing a safe and accessible facility that caters for the current and future needs of all users groups.
The amenities building will incorporate public art designed by artist Emma Anna, titled 'Sun Passage'. The design reflects the indigenous heritage of the area, the passage of the sun through its vast sky vistas, and the location´s use as a popular fishing site. These ideas are reflected in a large-scale graphic on the privacy screens.
Click on the map icons to read more about what's planned at Boonerah Point. Please note the images used are conceptual only and the location is not to scale.