Palm Beach Walkway

Palm Beach Walkway is the first stage of the connected communities project. The walk way will consist of concrete footpaths and elevated boardwalk sections, with custom screening and handrails. The completed project will see planting of new native trees, opportunities for community art and an overall upgrade in safety to the current walking conditions along Barrenjoey Rd. The walkway will be one of a kind and will be another key piece of infrastructure to the Palm Beach area.

Palm Beach Walkway is the first stage of the connected communities project. The walk way will consist of concrete footpaths and elevated boardwalk sections, with custom screening and handrails. The completed project will see planting of new native trees, opportunities for community art and an overall upgrade in safety to the current walking conditions along Barrenjoey Rd. The walkway will be one of a kind and will be another key piece of infrastructure to the Palm Beach area.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    4 days ago

    We have now updated our Frequently Asked Questions FAQs.

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    We have now updated our Frequently Asked Questions FAQs.

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  • Project Update

    4 days ago

    With the head contractor now appointed we are working towards a construction start date.

    The plan is to commence minor works such as tree and vegetation clearing and small footpath sections prior to Christmas and then major works to commence once the 2018 school year has commenced to avoid peak times.

    Council will be in contact with key community members and residents to discuss the construction program prior to any works commencing

    With the head contractor now appointed we are working towards a construction start date.

    The plan is to commence minor works such as tree and vegetation clearing and small footpath sections prior to Christmas and then major works to commence once the 2018 school year has commenced to avoid peak times.

    Council will be in contact with key community members and residents to discuss the construction program prior to any works commencing

  • Head Contractor Appointed

    4 days ago

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyds Construction for the Palm Beach
    Walkway project. Lloyds are a specialist drilling, underpinning and structural company and have worked in the industry for over 30 years. Council will be working closely with Lloyds to deliver the Palm Beach Walkway Project.

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyds Construction for the Palm Beach
    Walkway project. Lloyds are a specialist drilling, underpinning and structural company and have worked in the industry for over 30 years. Council will be working closely with Lloyds to deliver the Palm Beach Walkway Project.

  • Expressions of Interest - Aesthetics Advisory Group

    9 days ago

    We are seeking expressions of interest to participate in the Palm Beach Walkway Aesthetics Advisory Group.

    The aim of the Palm Beach Walkway is to deliver a number of pedestrian and vehicle improvements that enhance the iconic aspects of the Palm Beach locality, including:

    • Safe pedestrian access along Barrenjoey Road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park
    • Increased safety for vehicles travelling on Barrenjoey Road by upgrading the road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park to better accommodate larger vehicles including buses
    • Improved pedestrian safety at the intersection of Barrenjoey Road and Beach Road by providing pedestrian crossing facilities
    • Improved pedestrian and vehicular safety by formalising the on-street parking along Barrenjoey Road near Beach Road.
    The Aesthetics Advisory Group will be assisting Council in making design decisions on landscape treatments, walkway elements and facades.

    Applications will be accepted from residents, local businesses and representatives of registered groups and will be reviewed and selected by a panel based on the following criteria:

    • Relevant technical qualifications or experience
    • Local knowledge and interests
    • Experience working collaboratively
    • Extent of community networks and willingness to disseminate information to the broader community
    • Availability to attend the scheduled meetings and commitment to the Terms of Reference
    • Council has discretion to fill any vacancies as required – based on the above criteria.
    Make an Expression of Interest
    Read the Terms of Reference

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 2 November 2017.

    Enquiries to Kristen Montgomery on 9942 2769.

    Expressions of interest close Sunday 29 October 2017.

    We are seeking expressions of interest to participate in the Palm Beach Walkway Aesthetics Advisory Group.

    The aim of the Palm Beach Walkway is to deliver a number of pedestrian and vehicle improvements that enhance the iconic aspects of the Palm Beach locality, including:

    • Safe pedestrian access along Barrenjoey Road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park
    • Increased safety for vehicles travelling on Barrenjoey Road by upgrading the road between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park to better accommodate larger vehicles including buses
    • Improved pedestrian safety at the intersection of Barrenjoey Road and Beach Road by providing pedestrian crossing facilities
    • Improved pedestrian and vehicular safety by formalising the on-street parking along Barrenjoey Road near Beach Road.
    The Aesthetics Advisory Group will be assisting Council in making design decisions on landscape treatments, walkway elements and facades.

    Applications will be accepted from residents, local businesses and representatives of registered groups and will be reviewed and selected by a panel based on the following criteria:

    • Relevant technical qualifications or experience
    • Local knowledge and interests
    • Experience working collaboratively
    • Extent of community networks and willingness to disseminate information to the broader community
    • Availability to attend the scheduled meetings and commitment to the Terms of Reference
    • Council has discretion to fill any vacancies as required – based on the above criteria.
    Make an Expression of Interest
    Read the Terms of Reference

    Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Thursday 2 November 2017.

    Enquiries to Kristen Montgomery on 9942 2769.

    Expressions of interest close Sunday 29 October 2017.

  • Update

    5 months ago

    The tender for the Palm Beach walkway is open until 30 May 2017

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    The tender for the Palm Beach walkway is open until 30 May 2017

    View the Tenderlink listing


  • Drop In Sessions

    12 months ago

    To find out more about the Palm Beach Walkway Project or another local project - Palm Beach (south) Landscape Masterplan, come along to one of the drop in sessions at the pavilion on the beach, Ocean Road, Palm Beach South:

    • Saturday 12 November 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 16 November 3.45-6.15pm

    Comments Closed: 31 January 2017

    For more information contact Michelle Carter, Transport and Urban on 9970 1196

    View Brochure

    View Aerial Design

    View Technical Drawing

    To find out more about the Palm Beach Walkway Project or another local project - Palm Beach (south) Landscape Masterplan, come along to one of the drop in sessions at the pavilion on the beach, Ocean Road, Palm Beach South:

    • Saturday 12 November 1-4pm
    • Wednesday 16 November 3.45-6.15pm

    Comments Closed: 31 January 2017

    For more information contact Michelle Carter, Transport and Urban on 9970 1196

    View Brochure

    View Aerial Design

    View Technical Drawing

  • Background

    12 months ago

    Palm Beach is a popular destination with visitors and residents alike wanting to walk between the ferry wharf, shops, Palm Beach Lighthouse and of course the beach. The only existing pedestrian route between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park is via Barrenjoey Road. Pedestrian access in this area is difficult and potentially dangerous with no continuous designated footpath, forcing pedestrians out onto the road at some points.

    There has been a long history of safety concerns dating back to the 1980s and in response to this concern and community feedback we are developing detailed designs to construct a continuous and largely cantilevered walkway from the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf to Governor Phillip Park, estimated to cost around $1.7 million.

    Palm Beach is a popular destination with visitors and residents alike wanting to walk between the ferry wharf, shops, Palm Beach Lighthouse and of course the beach. The only existing pedestrian route between Palm Beach Wharf and Governor Phillip Park is via Barrenjoey Road. Pedestrian access in this area is difficult and potentially dangerous with no continuous designated footpath, forcing pedestrians out onto the road at some points.

    There has been a long history of safety concerns dating back to the 1980s and in response to this concern and community feedback we are developing detailed designs to construct a continuous and largely cantilevered walkway from the Palm Beach Ferry Wharf to Governor Phillip Park, estimated to cost around $1.7 million.