PORT Stephens Council staff have now completed stage one of the Caswell Reserve makeover which is a link in a chain that will eventually see the peninsular encircled by pathways and boardwalks.
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This ‘Grand Plan’ comprises part of forward looking proposals contained in a white paper submitted to Council.
It is available for perusal in a document titled ‘Tilligerry Forward’.
This was developed by Cr Steve Tucker and Kevin Colman OAM after consultation with a broad range of local interest groups.
Caswell Reserve now has an adventure playground beside the bay with safe swimming at its edge.
The new amenities block is complete and functional.
Stage 2 wills see the demolition of the old toilet block, an opening up of the area for passive recreation and the addition of a disability friendly pathway.
This will be constructed from the Billy’s Beach viewing platform across the front of the reserve and bridge the creek.
There will be a rebuild of the boat ramp. Trailer parking has already been provided.
Local grandparents Kevin and Linda Scott were some of the first residents to take advantage of the new facilities.
The Lemon Tree Passage couple found it an ideal place to amuse their three grandchildren Jamie, Natiri and Tali who were staying with them over the holidays. They had travelled down from the Blue Mountains.