Clifftop Walkway Upgrade

We’re working on improving safety for all users of the clifftop walkway at Eastern Reserve, Dover Heights and Diamond Bay Reserve, Diamond Bay by upgrading sections of the coastal walkway.

We completed temporary remediation works in 2020 to address safety concerns. We’re now looking to implement more permanent solutions.

We will update you closer to the start of construction as to the expected time frame and working hours for these works. At present, we expect construction to start late 2022.

Our work includes:

  • Creation of four new viewing platforms and relocation of existing Diamond Bay viewing platform to capture coastline views in a safer location.
  • Replacement of boardwalk along existing line, with the exception of Diamond Bay, where a section of boardwalk will be shifted landward in the interest of safety.
  • Replacing existing boardwalk at Diamond Bay Reserve and extension of Eastern Reserve boardwalk with low boardwalks at either end over uneven surfaces to prevent erosion and trip hazards.
  • Replacing existing picket fencing with bollards and seating at Lancaster Rd, Bulga Rd, Eastern Ave and Oceanview Ave to improve visibility and access.
  • Replacing existing picket fencing at George St entry with Waverley Council Coastal fence with locked gate for remnant vegetation maintenance access (signage directing pedestrians to nearby Bulga Rd/Lancaster Rd entries).
  • Replacing deteriorating sections of existing fencing with Waverley Council Coastal fence to improve safety.
  • Protecting and expanding low-level healthy existing indigenous vegetation.
  • Bins at entry points to reduce litter.

Sydney Water is also working at Eastern Reserve and Diamond Bay Reserve. Although their project is separate from ours, we’re liaising with Sydney Water to minimise disruption to the local community.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

Temporary boardwalk closure

The coastal walk is temporarily closed between Lancaster Road and Bulga Road for the safety of all users. This section has been impacted by recent inclement weather.

The map below shows the current diversion in place.

Map showing diversion in place while boardwalk is temporarily closed

Need more information?

Amanda Tipping

Project Manager

majorprojects@waverley.nsw.gov.au