Clifftop Walkway Upgrade

Diamond Bay clifftop walkway image with wooden stairs and lookout area

Waverley Council is improving access, safety and amenity 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. For project background please visit our Have Your Say page.

This project is proudly co-funded through the NSW Government's Public Spaces Legacy Program and Waverley Council.

Project Update - October 2023

Works on the Diamond Bay Boardwalk have almost reached the halfway mark. Boardwalk posts have been installed on the south section of the boardwalk with the timber substructure currently being assembled. Footings and post installation for the north section of the boardwalk will commence shortly.

The updated completion date for the Diamond Bay boardwalk will be February 2024, weather permitting.  We thank you for your patience  while construction is in progress.

Project Update - August 2023

Demolition works on Diamond Bay Boardwalk are complete and work on the new footings for the boardwalk are underway.

Project Commences - May 2023

We completed temporary remediation works in 2020 to address safety concerns and are now implementing more permanent solutions.

In May 2023, Waverley Council started works to upgrade the clifftop boardwalks at Diamond Bay and Eastern Reserve. The upgrade works will be split into two stages and will involve:

  • Replacement of both sections of clifftop boardwalks at Diamond Bay (stage one) and Eastern Reserve (stage two)
  • Upgrades to main entry points at Lancaster Rd, Bulga Rd, Oceanview Ave and Kimberley St to include directional signage, seating, bins and bubblers
  • Replacement of coastal fence and road barriers at the Kimberley St entrance
  • Replacement of coastal fence and stormwater diversion upgrades at George St
  • New staircases in Eastern Reserve

Council has engaged Land and Marine Group to undertake these works. Stage one works along the Diamond Bay boardwalk, between Craig Ave and Kimberley St, started in May 2023 and are expected to take approximately seven months, weather permitting.

We will make every effort to minimise disruption and noise. Expected work hours will be 7am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 1pm on Saturdays (if required).

Construction of stage two will start following the completion of stage one works.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Waverley Council

Temporary boardwalk closures

Eastern Reserve Boardwalk, between Lancaster Road and Bulga Road

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

Diamond Bay Boardwalk, between Kimberley Street and Isabel Avenue

Diamond Bay Boardwalk, between Kimberley Street and Isabel Avenue, is temporarily closed while construction works are in progress.

The map below shows the current diversion in place.