First glimpse: next stage of Blue Mile

Preparations for the next stage of the Blue Mile are being finalised by Wollongong City Council, with construction to begin next month.After the opening of the second stage of work on the Cliff Rd promenade a week ago, and the unveiling last month of a walkway around Flagstaff Hill, the focus is now shifting to the area around the Wollongong Fishermen’s Co-operative.Landscape designs show the route of the new pathway, which will follow the wall that separates the co-op car park from the grassy reserve between Cliff Rd and Endeavour Dr.Project manager Lance Hazell said the promenade would be a link between the new paved area surrounding Levendi cafe and the footbridge from the upper level of the co-op building.”It will be an improved footpath with improved lighting,” he said.A railing will be installed along the northern side of the new promenade, with extensive new garden beds proposed behind the fence.Three distinctive black and white rows of paving along the length of the pathway will reflect the historical alignment of the tramway.Mr Hazell said the type of construction would be similar to recent work along Cliff Rd.The Federal Government is contributing $200,000 towards the heritage trail project through its Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program, with the remaining funds coming from the council’s capital works budget.”We are looking to start in September and be done before the end of the year and the busy summer period,” Mr Hazell said.The project will leave just two links remaining in the Flagstaff Hill precinct. The first is a new footpath along Endeavour Dr between the co-op ramp and the footpath in front of Flagstaff Hill. The other piece will be the second stage of the walk around Flagstaff Hill, which is an extension of the recently completed walkway and viewing platform on the southern side of Flagstaff Hill.The timing of both projects will depend on funding.Mr Hazell said the council hoped to start work on a new retaining wall at North Beach early in the new year. The replacement of the wall in front of Diggies and the North Beach Bathers’ Pavilion will be staged, but Mr Hazell said designs for the full length of the wall were being prepared.
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