NEW SIGHTS: Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and Mayor Denise Knight announce a $25,000 whale platform for Woolgoolga.
NEW SIGHTS: Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and Mayor Denise Knight announce a $25,000 whale platform for Woolgoolga.

Platform to provide a whale of a view

WORK will soon begin on the first stage of a spectacular walk linking Woolgoolga Headland to Woolgoolga Beach, after Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker and Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight announced $25,000 in funding for the project.

"One of the highlights of living in our area is being able to watch whales as they progress on their migratory journey every year," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"This funding will not only provide a viewing platform but also information on different types of whales, their markings and migration habits."

As part of the project, Coffs Harbour City Council is working with Southern Cross University to individually identify some of the whales that pass Woolgoolga each year.

The initial stage of the project will see the commencement of the first section of the path and viewing platform.

A further four stages will provide additional viewing platforms and continue the walk along Pollack Esplanade, before connecting with the existing Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Woolgoolga town centre.

The completed project will include colourful signage with information on the management and protection of whales, images of whales stamped into the concrete viewing platforms and environmental information.



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