Nambucca Head's second longest jetty walk which runs between Anzac and Gordon Parks will soon be replaced to improve the structure and provide two new platforms for fishers.
Nambucca Shire Mayor Rhonda Hoban said the 205 metre jetty walk was nearing the end of its functioning life and council would invest $420,000 to rebuild the walkway and make improvements.
"The Nambucca River foreshore walk from the boatshed to Gordon Park is a much-loved piece of infrastructure used by pedestrians, cyclists and fishermen every day," Rhonda said.
"Council has spent approximately $25,000 annually to maintain the wooden walkway as its piers have aged and rotted in sections after so much time submerged in saltwater.
"Now we want to replace the walkway and make it better.
"The new jetty walk will be wider, spanning three metres across with two fishing platforms thanks to $77,325 funding from the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries Recreational Fishing Trust.
"It will be constructed in four sections: two bridge sections built using 10 metre span girders supported by concrete piers and two sections of concrete path on rock beds. A construction plan showing how the jetty walkway will be rebuilt is available on the council's website."
Site preparation started this week with main construction to follow from about 24 June.
Manager Infrastructure Services Matthew Leibrandt said some Casuarina had been removed as they were damaging a crib wall and access for a crane to lift in walkway components was needed.
It is estimated the 205 metre jetty walk will take approximately nine weeks to construct and will be completed in late August, weather depending.
During construction, pedestrians will be unable to use the foreshore walk between the boatshed and Gordon Park.
An alternate route is walking along Fraser Street, past the Nambucca RSL Club, to the cement footpath at the very top of Gordon Park opposite Back Street near Woolworths. The cement footpath can then be followed down through Gordon Park and to the river's edge, where a walkway joins Wellington Drive and continues to the V-Wall.
For more information contact Nambucca Shire Council Manager Infrastructure Services Matthew Leibrandt on 6568 0241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.