Soldiers Point coastal erosion stabilised with completion of rock revetment wall, pathway

COMPLETE: Councillors John Nell and Ryan Palmer at the new Soldiers Point rock revetment wall. Picture: Supplied
COMPLETE: Councillors John Nell and Ryan Palmer at the new Soldiers Point rock revetment wall. Picture: Supplied

Works to stablise the Soldiers Point foreshore from coastal erosion has been complete with the installation of a revetment wall.

The $200,000 project also included the construction of a pathway to connect the Soldiers Point Marina, car park and boat ramp.

"Soldiers Point is a popular destination for locals and visitors - these works protect and conserve our coastline so that we can continue to enjoy this area for generations to come," Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer said.

"The rock revetment wall stabilises the area to reduce coastal erosion while the pathway improves connections between the car park, boat ramp and marina - making the area more accessible."

The new revetment rock wall and path, constructed between April and July, is located along the Soldiers Point foreshore, north of the marina. The aim of the wall is stabilise coastal erosion.

The project was funded by Port Stephens Council the Australian Government's Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Fund.

Cr Palmer said the works took into consideration the cultural significance of the site.

"We know Soldiers Point is an important Aboriginal Place in Port Stephens, so it was very important that our contactor understood how to work in a site like this to conserve the unique landscape," he said.

Nearby, Spencer Park is also set to receive a $280,000 upgrade, funded by the council and the NSW Government.

Spencer Park will receive a brand new playground, amenities, pathways and additional park furniture.

Works were due to begin later this year but have been rescheduled to mid-2022 to allow for an Aboriginal cultural heritage assessment.

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