Urunga Boardwalk Upgrade

Urunga Boardwalk will be closed during working hours for about three weeks as 400 metres of original timber decking is replaced with 385 lineal metres of Envirowalk fibreglass mesh.

The upgrade project is due to commence Monday September 9 and will continue until September 27, weather permitting.

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, said the works would begin at the Reflections Caravan Park end of the boardwalk and would require the temporary closure of the boardwalk to pedestrians between the hours of 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

"Given the boardwalk's popularity, it's important that it remains open for public use outside of these hours and during the weekends, and I'm sure everyone will understand that our crews are working towards completing the upgrade before school holidays start."

Cr King said council had worked hard to secure $109,000 in funding during Round Two of the Stronger Country Communities Fund to fund and deliver the upgrade works.

"It's a win-win for our community when we can deliver projects that improve existing community infrastructure that are also tourism assets which attract additional investment and economic growth to the region.

"That's why we also prioritised an investment of $225,000 comprising council and grant funding to complete dredging and foreshore protection works to progress the Urunga Tidal Pool Project, which will reinstate a tidal swimming facility within the Bellinger Kalang River Estuary."

"This new Tidal Pool will be a wonderful addition to the improved amenities and attractions of the immediate area which will also include our current boardwalk upgrade works and the new cycleway network."