VIEW WON'T BE BLOCKED: New northern breakwall concrete hanbars will vary between 0.5m and 1.5m above the height of the walkway which is also being raised.
VIEW WON'T BE BLOCKED: New northern breakwall concrete hanbars will vary between 0.5m and 1.5m above the height of the walkway which is also being raised. Matt Deans

Same view will be on offer

AN UPDATE on the website for the Department of Trade and Investment Crown Lands reveals works on Coffs Harbour's northern breakwater revamp is scheduled to start early next year.

The update outlines three stages of works on the project that will result in 1200 concrete blocks, or hanbars, weighing 12 tons each reducing the severity of damage inflicted by storms.

The update said a key objective of the design is to not impact on existing views.

The latest details reveal the height of the hanbars will vary between 0.5m and 1.5m above the height of the new walkway which is also being raised. The website states this will not impact on the views to the north from the cafes and restaurants located along Marine Dr.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said a number of large blocks along the breakwater have been washed back into the ocean over the years and this project will have them replaced.

"If you walk along there now, your view is obscured by some of the large blocks unless you're seven foot three. They're going to top all that up but they're building the base of the walkway up as well," Mr Fraser said.

"If you walk from the Co-op east at the moment, you don't have a clear view all of the way. So it's going to be no different to what it is at the moment."



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