Friday, November 1, 2019
Bayside’s beach ready plans for summer are underway with many foreshore upgrades designed to improve safety, amenity and access.
Many projects have been completed like new timber fencing, seating, handrails, car park improvements and pathways that make our foreshore an even better place to visit.
Bayside Mayor Cr Michael Heffernan said the improvements were important to protecting the environment and people’s access and safety.
“Our foreshore is a very valuable natural asset and popular visitor destination all year round, but particularly over summer,” Cr Heffernan said.
“These upgrades protect the environment including identified areas of cultural heritage, improve vehicle circulation, and ensure all ability access is improved to the beach, paths, toilets, parking and picnic areas.”
Works at Sandringham foreshore include resurfacing two car parks with six accessible parking spaces, upgrading the coastal path, and providing more bicycle parking.
Dendy Street Beach South at Norwood Ave/Kinane Street, the asphalt path was replaced with concrete to improve access, new timber beach stairs and a sandbag retaining wall were installed and lawn areas and bike facilities upgraded.
Around Black Rock’s beautiful lookout points fencing and the coastal path has been upgraded with new handrails and benches installed.
At Half Moon Bay new bollards, accessible parking for cars and bikes, new line marking and signage to define boat rigging areas, will maintain clear pedestrian and emergency vehicle access through to the beach. An upgrade to the B13 car park improves safety for coastal path users.