Dig your heels in for coastal walkway

THE southern half of the Coffs Harbour to Yamba coastal walkway is in need of local support according to the Coffs Harbour-Bellingen branch of the National Parks Association.

The Coastal Walkway, originally proposed by the late Dee Wallace in 1993, has struggled to attract funding according to Ashley Love, local National Parks Association President.

“In the Coffs Harbour Council area some fine sections of the walkway have been constructed over key headlands. Unfortunately, other headlands remain with dispersed and eroding foot tracks causing ongoing environmental damage to the fragile and endangered headland environments,” said Mr Love.

The northern section of the track, in the Clarence Valley Council area, has fared better with an announcement this week of an investment of $2.5m for the completion of a 65-kilometre walking track through Yuraygir National Park as far south as Red Rock.

“Until the walkway is completed and promotional and interpretive material is prepared Coffs Harbour is missing out on a major tourism drawcard,” Mr Love said.



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