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.
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 received from the NSW Government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund, Round 1.
Bega Valley Shire Council are contributing to the overall budget.
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