Kempsey Shire Council is inviting public comment on a revised masterplan for Horseshoe Bay Reserve, including a proposed new walkway around Monument Point. Landscape architecture firm Plummer and Smith has been engaged to review and refresh the reserve masterplan and develop detailed designs for the walkway.
In May, Council held a Community Catch-Up in South West Rocks where attendees identified the natural beauty, beaches and associated lifestyle, and community spirit of the village as highly valued. The delivery of the masterplan – which aims to provide Council, government stakeholders and the community with the opportunity to consider a range of issues affecting the Horseshoe Bay Reserve into the future – was also recognised as very important.
Council has received $357,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to construct the Monument Point walkway to connect the beach, headland car park, kiosk, surf club and playground.
Concept designs for the walkway will soon be developed to improve pedestrian mobility, connectivity and access, while featuring lookout points, seating, and arts and cultural installations. It is anticipated Council will begin construction of the walkway in the first half of 2019.
A community workshop about the Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan and Monument Point walkway will be held at the South West Rocks Surf Club on Wednesday, December 12 from 5pm to 8pm.
RSVPs are required and can be made by calling Council on 6566 3200 or online at: https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/monument_point-walkway/survey_tools/RSVP-Workshop
Online feedback for both the masterplan and walkway projects closes on Monday, December 17 and can be provided via Your Say Macleay at: https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au/HBR-Masterplan_Review