Walkers, runners and bike riders across the Northern Beaches have long awaited upgrades to the popular trail walkway at Narrabeen Lakes.
Northern Beaches Council Deputy General Manager Ben Taylor said the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail boardwalk between Bilarong Reserve and Deep Creek Reserve at North Narrabeen is being reconstructed to make it more user-friendly and more resilient to flooding.
“The lagoon trail is one of the most popular and widely used community facilities on the Northern Beaches and Council is constantly seeking to improve the usability and resilience of this priceless recreational asset.
Work will include replacement of an 80 metre section of the elevated boardwalk with a wider, non-slip boardwalk for improved safety and accessibility of the walkway.
“The old section of the boardwalk did not meet the standards set by other sections of the Trail. This continues the $7 million upgrade of the walkway to bring the whole trail up to modern, safe standards with a wider 2.5 metre boardwalk," Taylor said.
Also included is the replacement of a 14 square metre viewing deck that was damaged during the June 2016 storm event.
To facilitate the work, the section of the trail between Bilarong Reserve and Deep Creek Reserve alongside the Wakehurst Parkway will be closed for approximately five weeks, from the start of May to allow the work to be completed.