What is Coastal Revitalisation?
Part of the City of Newcastle’s vision to become a smart, liveable and sustainable global City is the revitalisation of our coastline. The large-scale infrastructure program aims to provide facilities of a high standard to attract people to live, work, play and invest in Newcastle.
Our Coastal Revitalisation Program delivers projects along our coastline between Stockton and Merewether and involves:
- Improved access to the beach and coastal buildings
- Improved traffic and parking
- Cliff stabilisation
- Dune regeneration
- Water-sensitive urban design initiatives to filter stormwater before it enters the ocean
- Wayfinding signage and heritage interpretation.
The top priority within our Coastal Revitalisation program is to deliver the Bathers Way, a stairless 6km coastal pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, linking Nobbys Beach in the north to Merewether in the south across a spectacular and undulating stretch of coastline.
Community engagement in 2011 identified Coastal Revitalisation as the second highest priority for the Newcastle community.
To date, the Coastal Revitalisation program has delivered more than $25million in improvements.
The Bathers Way
As the flagship project of the City's Coastal revitalisation program, the Bathers Way will arguably rival Sydney's iconic Bondi to Bronte walk for scenery when completed.
Strategies and Documents
For more information regarding the consultation and strategy behind the Coastal Revitalisation Program, please read more.