Local Aboriginal Land Council co-ordinator Michael Rodgers admires the walkway. Corambirra Point has spiritual and cultural sig
Local Aboriginal Land Council co-ordinator Michael Rodgers admires the walkway. Corambirra Point has spiritual and cultural sig

Take in the view from the point



CORAMBIRRA Point's new coastal walkway on the Coffs Harbour foreshores is open for traffic.

The grey-paved walkway stretches from the carpark at Gallows around the southern side of Corambirra Point, ending in a large paved area which offers spectacular views along Boambee Beach and along the southern coastline.

Boulders, including large rocks fallen from the walls of the old quarry on the northern side of Corambirra Point, have been placed along the walkway, which will later be planted with native vegetation.

Construction of the walkway is the first stage of a $95,000 beautification project for the southern side of Corambirra Point, being undertaken by Coffs Harbour City Council in consultation with the Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council.

Undertaken to rehabilitate the area after the ocean outfall was moved away from Corambirra Point and replaced with a deep-ocean release, Coffs Harbour City Council is funding the project from its sewerage budget.

Later stages of the project will include seating, bollards at the western end to keep cars off the walkway and a series of interpretation panels with information on the area's natural history and Aboriginal heritage.

Coffs Harbour LALC co-ordinator Michael Rodgers said the area had been 'a real eyesore ? a shocker' before construction of the walkway, which he would like to see dedicated to the late Evelyn 'Granny' Ferguson who lived on the Foreshores.



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