The Master Plan for the Atherton Drive foreshore precinct at Urunga will help ensure its future management, while meeting the expectations of reserve users and the community.
It’s a long-awaited strategic plan that recognises the importance of the area to all stakeholders and has been developed in close consultation with the community.
The plan arose because despite the foreshore precinct being a long-popular
feature of Urunga, its ad hoc use and development over a period of time left various legacy issues that compromised its significant values.
So, moving forward, it’s important we build on the area’s core values and opportunities and this will help reinforce that the Atherton Drive foreshore precinct is a key attraction for locals and visitors.
To help things kick-off, the NSW Liberal/Nationals State Government has given
three grants worth $504,000 to begin the improvement of the facilities. Works such as the following:
- urgent riverbank erosion and bank stabilisation works, including 2500 cubic metres of sand from the Urunga Foreshore/Lido project set aside to be used for these works;
- designates more areas for passive recreation with picnic and BBQ facilities;
- new amenities and parking areas to meet the needs of reserve users;
- opportunities for water-based recreation will be enhanced with improved boating infrastructure and soft launching access to the river.