The Bathers Way is a continuous path which links our iconic beaches of Merewether, Dixon Park, Bar Beach, Newcastle and Nobbys and is a flagship project of our Coastal Revitalisation program.
Improved accessibility is one of the features of the Bathers Way and when fully constructed the shared path will have no stairs for the entire length and provide new opportunities for recreation along the 6 kilometre route.
Approval for the Bathers Way was granted in 2012 and four of the seven stages have been completed.
The remaining sections are at various stages of design development, with the Newcastle Beach and associated skate park progressing into construction.
Stages left to be competed are
- Newcastle Beach (detailed design complete, construction commencing June 2020).
- King Edward Park (design underway)
- Memorial Drive (design underway)