PROGRESS: Justin Black, of Forestry NSW, assessing the progress of Sealy Lookout’s facelift.
PROGRESS: Justin Black, of Forestry NSW, assessing the progress of Sealy Lookout’s facelift. Trevor Veale

Sealy Lookout to get a revamp

REFURBISHMENTS are under way at Sealy Lookout in Orara East State Forest to enhance the award-winning tourist destination for visitors and locals.

A new shelter, picnic space and wheelchair access are among a suite of enhancements to the popular outdoor recreation area.

During the construction, visitors to the area will still have access to the Forest Sky Pier while the southern end of the car park and picnic area will not be accessible to the public until the end of July.

Forestry Corporation's partnerships leader, Justin Black said the shelter will enhance visitors' experience of the state forest.

"The new shelter and refurbished picnic area will make the lookout an even better place to enjoy a cup of tea or picnic lunch in the forest overlooking the ocean," Mr Black said.

"This year marks 100 years of forest management of state forests on the Coffs Harbour Coast, and the expansion of this facility is our gift to the community."

Mr Black said "everything about this project is local" from the design of the shelter by Coffs Coast architect Steve Gorrell, who designed the Forest Sky Pier, to locally sourced materials and builders.

A footpath will also be constructed from behind the carpark to the revamped picnic area. Mr Black also hinted at more improvement plans for the area.



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