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Wallaga to Camel Rock walking track

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Wallaga to Camel Rock walking track

Project Summary/background

The timber boardwalk linking Wallaga lake Heights car park and the walking track to Murunna Point was washed out during the East Coast Low event of 2016.

A project proposal was submitted for Round 1 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) and was successful in securing funding to reinstate the sections of boardwalk and for upgrade works along the walking track from Wallaga Lake through to Camel Rock carpark.

The proposal is to formalise the walking track and to construct two viewing platforms along the clifftops from the Camel Rock (southern) end of the track. The Wallaga Lake section of the track will be realigned on higher ground and include two boardwalk sections, a total of 60m of boardwalk will be constructed across low lying ground. The new alignment of the boardwalk and FRP mesh decking will offer more resilience against such storm events.

Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) Involvement

Due to the significance of the site’s Aboriginal heritage, extensive work has been undertaken by a consultant archaeologist to obtain an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) for the proposed works.  During this process, Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) were engaged and consulted.

The Murunna Point site is very significant to the people of Merrimans LALC and they will continue to be involved throughout the construction phase of this project.

Funding

Funding received from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round 1. 

Bega Valley Shire Council are contributing to the overall budget.

Connection to Council's Community Strategic Plan and Operational Plan

  • The project aligns with the goals of the council’s Community Strategic Plan goals of improved recreation facilities and spaces.
  • The project aligns with the council’s Operational Plan 2019-2020- the outlined objective is to support and deliver sustainable tourism and visitor experience to maximise the benefit to the community and to deliver programs that build the wellbeing, resilience and strength of communities. The relevant action is to deliver grant projects for coastal accessibility and tracks and trails

Track Works

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Timeline of works

Construction works will commence from Monday 31st August 2020 and run for approximately six weeks.

Some track closures will be required but will be restricted to the area where works are occurring.

Please look out for safety signage and comply with safety directions. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

 

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