BY ARIANA GATTI and LAUREN FREEMANTLE
Seawall works are set to commence along Honeysuckle in the coming weeks as the Hunter Development Corporation moves ahead with future city plans for Newcastle.
The works will see changes occurring along the shoreline at Lee 4 and Lee 5 wharves, with the input of around 27,000 tonnes of rock, resulting in at least 250 metres of shoreline to be built for the future.
Chief Executive of the Hunter Development Corporation, Michael Cassel said the works will ensure the promenade continues to be safely enjoyed by Novocastrians.
“We all know that locals enjoy walking along the popular promenade and that cyclists use it as a key transport route,” he said, “so we hope that improvements will only make it more attractive and more inviting for people to use.”
Michael Cassel said the Development Corporation aims to bring more people to the CBD.
“We see the walkway from Honeysuckle through to Newcastle City Council’s Bathers Way as an exciting opportunity to create a must-visit destination.
“In the near future, I believe we can rival other well-known coastal walks like Bondi to Bronte in [Sydney’s] Eastern Beaches.”
The new works are expected to take around five months to complete which will see temporary diversions for walkers and cyclists.
The public is being urged to follow safety signs being put up around the area.