Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve

Background to the Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve Development Plan:

Council recently adopted a Development Plan for the revitalisation of the Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve to maximise recreational opportunities for residents and visitors while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the Holiday Park as a key business. You can read the full media release here and view the adopted plans here

Moving forward - Future Works

Work has begun on preparing detailed designs and construction plans for the $3.4 million works which are jointly funded by the NSW Government under its Restart NSW Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and Council.

That funding will deliver:

  • New 2-lane boat ramp and car and trailer parking to improve river access for fishing and other boating activities
  • Relocated fish cleaning table
  • Expanded riverfront picnic and barbeque area
  • New children’s playground within the picnic area
  • New foreshore pathways
  • New public toilet facilities
  • An outdoor stage for concerts and events
  • Additional public car parking along a new access road
  • New carpark at the footbridge with vehicle turnaround accessible parking
  • New timber wharf/boardwalk along the riverbank at the head of the carpark
  • New entrance, office and manager’s residence for the Holiday Park including entry check-in bay and two-way entry/exit road
  • A new amenity building for the northern part of the park

The reserve’s boat ramp improvements are funded by a $250,000 grant under the Boating Now program and are scheduled to begin mid-year.

New playground equipment community feedback survey

As part of this first stage of works, Council will remove existing, ageing play equipment within the reserve and replace it with a more modern version. You can view the proposed equipment plans HERE

Tell us what you think about the proposed new playground equipment via this survey HERE

Playground submissions close at 8:30am on Monday, 17 June 2019.

Holiday Park Survey

While consultation on the Masterplan overall has closed, Council want to continue the conversation about the reconfiguration of the Holiday Park. Have your say specifically on the layout of the Holiday Park HERE. The Holiday Park survey closes 14 June


Background to the Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve Development Plan:

Council recently adopted a Development Plan for the revitalisation of the Stuarts Point Foreshore Reserve to maximise recreational opportunities for residents and visitors while allowing for the efficient and effective operation of the Holiday Park as a key business. You can read the full media release here and view the adopted plans here

Moving forward - Future Works

Work has begun on preparing detailed designs and construction plans for the $3.4 million works which are jointly funded by the NSW Government under its Restart NSW Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and Council.

That funding will deliver:

  • New 2-lane boat ramp and car and trailer parking to improve river access for fishing and other boating activities
  • Relocated fish cleaning table
  • Expanded riverfront picnic and barbeque area
  • New children’s playground within the picnic area
  • New foreshore pathways
  • New public toilet facilities
  • An outdoor stage for concerts and events
  • Additional public car parking along a new access road
  • New carpark at the footbridge with vehicle turnaround accessible parking
  • New timber wharf/boardwalk along the riverbank at the head of the carpark
  • New entrance, office and manager’s residence for the Holiday Park including entry check-in bay and two-way entry/exit road
  • A new amenity building for the northern part of the park

The reserve’s boat ramp improvements are funded by a $250,000 grant under the Boating Now program and are scheduled to begin mid-year.

New playground equipment community feedback survey

As part of this first stage of works, Council will remove existing, ageing play equipment within the reserve and replace it with a more modern version. You can view the proposed equipment plans HERE

Tell us what you think about the proposed new playground equipment via this survey HERE

Playground submissions close at 8:30am on Monday, 17 June 2019.

Holiday Park Survey

While consultation on the Masterplan overall has closed, Council want to continue the conversation about the reconfiguration of the Holiday Park. Have your say specifically on the layout of the Holiday Park HERE. The Holiday Park survey closes 14 June


CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

  • Will there be an easy/disabled access into the swimming area near the bridge? After storms a number of years ago a lot of washout occurred making entry into the water quite difficult for people with mobility issues.

    Swimmy asked 9 months ago

    Feedback on this point is important. The concept plan incorporates a new public wharf and boardwalk with steps proposed into the water but Council can investigate suitability of a ramp in this area.


  • The existing public toilet is a fine old building. Is the existing public toilet to be removed.? Why not spend some of the money on an upgraded bike track from Stuarts Point to Grassy? Seems like a lot of money for not much result.

    yotimbo asked 9 months ago

    One of the aims of the upgrade is to create better separation between Holiday Park facilities and those for public day use in the reserve. The plan includes new amenities for public use which are more conveniently located in the reserve. They will also be designed to comply with modern expectations of design, safety and easy cleaning for public amenities. The current amenities in the Holiday Park will be replaced by the new office building and new facilities provided in a more central location within the park.
    The grant funding for this work in the reserve is very prescriptive regarding what can be included. Council are reviewing the environmental issues and opportunities for further funding to upgrade the Grassy Head track.

  • Would it be possible to see the design of the proposed playground for the Stuarts Point foreshore? Regards Nicole Lilly

    Nicole Lilly asked 9 months ago

    Hi Nicole,

    Detailed designs for the playground area haven't been developed yet. Once the Concept Plan is adopted that phase will begin and Council will update the community on the designs. For other playgrounds recently we've run surveys to prioritise specific equipment in the playground and can look at that approach for this space. If you have specific thoughts on the playground design they can also be included in a submission at this concept stage. KSC

  • Melinda Pavey’s original announcement regarding the foreshore upgrade stated that an Indigenous Cultural Centre and cafe with outdoor deck would be included in the improvements. I’m surprised and disappointed that these 2 important improvements are not included in the concept plan. Surely it’s more important to have an Indigenous Cultural Centre that will provide ongoing benefits to the community rather than a few extra car spaces that are only used during school holidays. I ask council to revise the concept plan and include at a minimum the Indigenous Cultural Centre.

    Lisa Leeds asked 8 months ago

    Unfortunately, there was a discrepancy and communication breakdown between initial media announcements and the parameters of the grant funding applied for. The concept for the Cultural Centre was originally drawn on land that is not part of the reserve area. The plan on exhibition now shows the improvements that can be funded through the grant received.

    Council is happy to receive submissions that support the Cultural Centre and or a café and both can be considered as part of future development of the public reserve, the town centre itself or the Holiday Park.