Works push ahead at Pelican foreshore

Date posted: 7 December 2018

Lake Macquarie City Council continues to forge ahead with works to stabilise and improve access to the foreshore area at Pelican leading up to Christmas.

Council’s Section Manager, Community Assets, Brendan Callander, said the works are a temporary measure while Council continues to investigate longer-term options to address erosion in the area.

“Maintenance works to the southern foreshore groynes and beach nourishment to the popular swimming area are now complete, and we are moving to the northern part of the foreshore to carry out foreshore stabilisation works,” Mr Callander said.

“These works which aim to reduce wind and wave erosion to the exposed foreshore bank are expected to be complete before Christmas.”

Work is also progressing on the $1.2 million Pelican foreshore boat ramp upgrade.

“Construction of the revised ramp at Pelican is well underway and on-track for completion in late February 2019,” Mr Callander said.

The new ramp will feature two boat lanes with twin wave-attenuating pontoons to create a protected harbour for launching and retrieval of boats.

Pelican jetty also remains closed until further notice while Council carries out investigation works to repair this community facility.

NSW Department of Industries is also undertaking foreshore stabilisation works at the former Pelican Marina site expected to be complete in early 2019.

Page last updated: 7 December 2018