Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail Project

Consultation has concluded. For more information, please visit the Project Page on Council's website.

There’s only one section to go before the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail circumnavigates the entire lagoon! The section, known as 2B, will run adjacent to the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club.

The first extension to the multi-use trail was completed in 2011 between Deep and Middle Creek (Stage 1). This stage includes an extensive boardwalk over the environmentally sensitive foreshore (built by Warringah Council) and a new pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek (built by Pittwater Council). The new boardwalk won the prestigious NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure’s Sydney Greenspace Award.

The second stage was completed in 2012 and provided improvements to Middle Creek Reserve (Stage 2A). It boasts a safer entry from Wakehurst Parkway, a new watercraft launch bay, dedicated car and trailer parking spaces, new barbeques, signage, shelters, picnic facilities and improved access for the disabled.

The trail is partly funded by a $4 million grant from the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – Strategic Projects.

The NSW State Government has also contributed via the Department of Planning and Infrastructure Metropolitan Greenspace Program ($370,000); the Office of Environment and Heritage Estuary Management Program ($158,750); and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services for Deep Creek Bridge ($478,000) and boating facilities at Middle Creek Reserve ($127,333).

Warringah and Pittwater Council’s objectives for the project included to provide an iconic tourist facility for the northern beaches with maximum accessibility and minimal impact on the environment.

There’s only one section to go before the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail circumnavigates the entire lagoon! The section, known as 2B, will run adjacent to the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club.

The first extension to the multi-use trail was completed in 2011 between Deep and Middle Creek (Stage 1). This stage includes an extensive boardwalk over the environmentally sensitive foreshore (built by Warringah Council) and a new pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek (built by Pittwater Council). The new boardwalk won the prestigious NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure’s Sydney Greenspace Award.

The second stage was completed in 2012 and provided improvements to Middle Creek Reserve (Stage 2A). It boasts a safer entry from Wakehurst Parkway, a new watercraft launch bay, dedicated car and trailer parking spaces, new barbeques, signage, shelters, picnic facilities and improved access for the disabled.

The trail is partly funded by a $4 million grant from the Australian Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program – Strategic Projects.

The NSW State Government has also contributed via the Department of Planning and Infrastructure Metropolitan Greenspace Program ($370,000); the Office of Environment and Heritage Estuary Management Program ($158,750); and the NSW Roads and Maritime Services for Deep Creek Bridge ($478,000) and boating facilities at Middle Creek Reserve ($127,333).

Warringah and Pittwater Council’s objectives for the project included to provide an iconic tourist facility for the northern beaches with maximum accessibility and minimal impact on the environment.

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Consultation has concluded. For more information, please visit the Project Page on Council's website.
  • Final Stage of Narrabeen Lagoon Trail to Start

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    Construction works are about to commence for the last section of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail following the signing of a $3.6M construction contract with Fleetwood Urban, the same contractors who built the award winning Stage 1 boardwalk. On ground works will begin in October 2013 and are scheduled to finish in late 2014.

    This follows the recent signing of an agreement with the Sydney Academy allowing Council construction access to the Academy foreshore.

    Works will include the construction of two new bridges and 1.1km of trail alongside the lagoon foreshore adjoining the Cromer Golf Club and through South Creek Reserve. Designs for the trail alongside the Academy foreshore are currently on hold pending confirmation of funding.

    To improve bushland around the remaining section of Multi-use Trail Warringah Council has won an $82,000 grant from the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority. The grant is funded from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund which aims to use Sydney’s golf courses and open space as bio-diverse carbon stores.

    See the Media Release, FAQs  and the Stage 2B Library for more information.

    Construction works are about to commence for the last section of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail following the signing of a $3.6M construction contract with Fleetwood Urban, the same contractors who built the award winning Stage 1 boardwalk. On ground works will begin in October 2013 and are scheduled to finish in late 2014.

    This follows the recent signing of an agreement with the Sydney Academy allowing Council construction access to the Academy foreshore.

    Works will include the construction of two new bridges and 1.1km of trail alongside the lagoon foreshore adjoining the Cromer Golf Club and through South Creek Reserve. Designs for the trail alongside the Academy foreshore are currently on hold pending confirmation of funding.

    To improve bushland around the remaining section of Multi-use Trail Warringah Council has won an $82,000 grant from the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority. The grant is funded from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund which aims to use Sydney’s golf courses and open space as bio-diverse carbon stores.

    See the Media Release, FAQs  and the Stage 2B Library for more information.

    by Trail Team 1 16 Sep 2013, 09:51 AM
  • Construction Progress Update - May 2013

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    The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is on schedule to open in 2014!  The construction tenders for the final stage of the project (Stage 2B) are currently being evaluated.

    Works on the bridges and new trail will start mid 2013 to coincide with the Cromer Golf Club completing the golf course realignment and vacating the public foreshore.

    Until the trail works are complete the community will not be able to access the foreshore adjoining the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation.

    A summary of the recent community feedback on the designs and the Species Impact Statement is available online.

     

    The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail is on schedule to open in 2014!  The construction tenders for the final stage of the project (Stage 2B) are currently being evaluated.

    Works on the bridges and new trail will start mid 2013 to coincide with the Cromer Golf Club completing the golf course realignment and vacating the public foreshore.

    Until the trail works are complete the community will not be able to access the foreshore adjoining the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation.

    A summary of the recent community feedback on the designs and the Species Impact Statement is available online.

     

    by Trail Team 1 14 May 2013, 01:45 PM
  • Stage 2B Trail and Bridge Designs and Species Impact Statement Completed!

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    The designs for two new pedestrian/cyclist bridges over Middle and South Creeks as well as an on-ground trail through the Cromer Golf Club and South Creek Reserve have now been completed. These plans detail the last sections required to complete the trail around Narrabeen Lagoon, excluding the section through the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation which is currently being developed.

    You can view the Species Impact Statement, along with the trail and bridge designs below or at Warringah Council’s Civic Centre or Libraries. Please forward any comments to Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 or email council@warringah.nsw.gov.au by Friday 25 January 2013.

    The relevant documentation can be viewed below:

    Middle Creek Bridge Concept (10MB)

    South Creek Bridge Concept   (10MB)

    Species Impact Statement (5 MB)

    Bridge Design Features Plan (3 MB)

    Bridge Montage 1 (3 MB)

    Bridge Montage 2  (4 MB)

    Stg 2B Concept Design 1 (1 MB)

    Stg 2B Concept Design 2 (1 MB)

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Visit the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page and the online Library to see other Project information.

    The designs for two new pedestrian/cyclist bridges over Middle and South Creeks as well as an on-ground trail through the Cromer Golf Club and South Creek Reserve have now been completed. These plans detail the last sections required to complete the trail around Narrabeen Lagoon, excluding the section through the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation which is currently being developed.

    You can view the Species Impact Statement, along with the trail and bridge designs below or at Warringah Council’s Civic Centre or Libraries. Please forward any comments to Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 or email council@warringah.nsw.gov.au by Friday 25 January 2013.

    The relevant documentation can be viewed below:

    Middle Creek Bridge Concept (10MB)

    South Creek Bridge Concept   (10MB)

    Species Impact Statement (5 MB)

    Bridge Design Features Plan (3 MB)

    Bridge Montage 1 (3 MB)

    Bridge Montage 2  (4 MB)

    Stg 2B Concept Design 1 (1 MB)

    Stg 2B Concept Design 2 (1 MB)

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Visit the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page and the online Library to see other Project information.

    by Trail Team 1 12 Dec 2012, 10:04 AM
  • Cromer Golf Club Agreement Signed

    An historic milestone was reached with the Cromer Golf Club signing an agreement with Council to allow construction of one of the final sections of trail (Stage 2B). Cromer Golf Club will relocate its 15th fairway, enabling Warringah Council to build a safe trail along the public foreshore adjoining the course and through South Creek Reserve to join the existing trail to Jamieson Reserve.

    This leaves agreement with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Academy) still to be completed. Following a report to Council in June 2012 (Item 8.9), Council has extended the period for the negotiation of an agreement with the Academy to the 30 September 2012. As part of these negotiations, a concept plan has been prepared which shows the possible layout of the Academy foreshore area.

    Council’s Landscape Architects have commenced detailed design, which will involve finalising details on the bridges. The bridge concepts will be publicised later in the year along with updated plans, reports and environmental assessments.

    See the FAQs , Stage 2B Library and the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page for more information.

    An historic milestone was reached with the Cromer Golf Club signing an agreement with Council to allow construction of one of the final sections of trail (Stage 2B). Cromer Golf Club will relocate its 15th fairway, enabling Warringah Council to build a safe trail along the public foreshore adjoining the course and through South Creek Reserve to join the existing trail to Jamieson Reserve.

    This leaves agreement with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Academy) still to be completed. Following a report to Council in June 2012 (Item 8.9), Council has extended the period for the negotiation of an agreement with the Academy to the 30 September 2012. As part of these negotiations, a concept plan has been prepared which shows the possible layout of the Academy foreshore area.

    Council’s Landscape Architects have commenced detailed design, which will involve finalising details on the bridges. The bridge concepts will be publicised later in the year along with updated plans, reports and environmental assessments.

    See the FAQs , Stage 2B Library and the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page for more information.

    by Trail Team 1 14 Sep 2012, 02:56 PM
  • Middle Creek Reserve Opens!

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    The upgrades to Middle Creek reserve are completed making this reserve a great place to relax and enjoy the lagoon after a cycle or stroll around the foreshore trail. The reserve now boasts a safer entry from Wakehurst Parkway, a new boat ramp, dedicated car and trailer parking spaces, new barbecues, signs, shelters, picnic facilities and improved access for the disabled.

    For more details see Photos and the Stage 2A Library. Visit the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page to see other Project information.

    The upgrades to Middle Creek reserve are completed making this reserve a great place to relax and enjoy the lagoon after a cycle or stroll around the foreshore trail. The reserve now boasts a safer entry from Wakehurst Parkway, a new boat ramp, dedicated car and trailer parking spaces, new barbecues, signs, shelters, picnic facilities and improved access for the disabled.

    For more details see Photos and the Stage 2A Library. Visit the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail Project Page to see other Project information.

    by Trail Team 1 14 Sep 2012, 10:06 AM
  • Project Update - April 2012

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    Council contractors are currently undertaking geotechnical drilling works to progress the design of Stage 2B of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail Project. The design will closely follow the preferred option adopted by Council last November 2011.

    To facilitate drilling access, a number of trees need to be removed in South Creek Reserve. The clearing and drilling works will commence 23 April 2012 and should be completed within three (3) weeks. During this time access to the Reserve will be temporarily restricted.

    Negotiations with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club are progressing and a report on the outcomes of these negotiations is scheduled to be presented to Council later this year. 

    The Middle Creek Reserve upgrades (Stage 2A) are well underway and are on track for completion in July 2012. The Reserve will remain closed for use until this time.  

    Trail users are reminded that the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail adjacent to the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Stage 2B) has not been constructed. It is due to be completed in 2014. Members of the public can access the existing 7.2 kilometres of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail until this time.

    Council contractors are currently undertaking geotechnical drilling works to progress the design of Stage 2B of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail Project. The design will closely follow the preferred option adopted by Council last November 2011.

    To facilitate drilling access, a number of trees need to be removed in South Creek Reserve. The clearing and drilling works will commence 23 April 2012 and should be completed within three (3) weeks. During this time access to the Reserve will be temporarily restricted.

    Negotiations with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club are progressing and a report on the outcomes of these negotiations is scheduled to be presented to Council later this year. 

    The Middle Creek Reserve upgrades (Stage 2A) are well underway and are on track for completion in July 2012. The Reserve will remain closed for use until this time.  

    Trail users are reminded that the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail adjacent to the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Stage 2B) has not been constructed. It is due to be completed in 2014. Members of the public can access the existing 7.2 kilometres of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail until this time.

    by Trail Team 3 20 Apr 2012, 04:04 PM
  • Middle Creek Reserve Upgrades Begin

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    Council will commence the Stage 2A Middle Creek Reserve upgrades 5 March 2012. The Reserve will be closed until works are completed in July 2012.

    The plans proposing upgrades to Middle Creek Reserve were finalised following public exhibition of the draft concept plan from 23 March to 20 April 2011 and a community workshop held 5 May 2011. Feedback from the community was incorporated into the final design which includes an improvement to the road entry (from Wakehurst Parkway); an upgrade to the car park, relocating the boat ramp, landscaping works, improved recreational facilities and the protection of endangered ecological communities.

    Council will commence the Stage 2A Middle Creek Reserve upgrades 5 March 2012. The Reserve will be closed until works are completed in July 2012.

    The plans proposing upgrades to Middle Creek Reserve were finalised following public exhibition of the draft concept plan from 23 March to 20 April 2011 and a community workshop held 5 May 2011. Feedback from the community was incorporated into the final design which includes an improvement to the road entry (from Wakehurst Parkway); an upgrade to the car park, relocating the boat ramp, landscaping works, improved recreational facilities and the protection of endangered ecological communities.

    by Trail Team 3 05 Mar 2012, 02:56 PM
  • Proposed Wildlife Protection Areas

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    Warringah Council is proposing to declare parcels of land adjoining the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail as Wildlife Protection Areas under the Companion Animals Act (1998). The proposal is on exhibition until 19 March 2012, during which time submissions can be sent to Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 or emailed to council@warringah.nsw.gov.au. Click here for more information.

    Warringah Council is proposing to declare parcels of land adjoining the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-use Trail as Wildlife Protection Areas under the Companion Animals Act (1998). The proposal is on exhibition until 19 March 2012, during which time submissions can be sent to Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Road, Dee Why NSW 2099 or emailed to council@warringah.nsw.gov.au. Click here for more information.

    by Trail Team 3 05 Mar 2012, 02:53 PM
  • Update - February 2012

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    In December 2011, the new Stage 1 trail between Deep and Middle Creek managed by Warringah Council won the prestigious NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure’s Sydney Greenspace Award.

    Since it’s opening in October 2011, the new Stage 1 trail and pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek have proved very popular with the number of users increasing significantly over the summer.

    Trail users are reminded that the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail adjacent to the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Stage 2B) has not been constructed. It is due to be completed in 2014. Members of the public can access the existing 7.2 kilometres of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail until this time.

    Members of the public who access the unofficial track across Cromer Golf Club should be aware that there is a real threat of injury and that they’re using the track at their own risk. Access to the informal track over the weir at South Creek is also unsafe. People who use this route do so at their own risk. Warringah Council does not recommend or endorse the use of the informal track or the weir and also asks that walkers respect the Golf Club’s private property.

    At Council’s meeting on 13 December 2011, Council adopted a successful tender to carry out the upgrades to Middle Creek Reserve (Stage 2A). These works are scheduled to commence in late February 2012 and the Reserve will be closed until the end of June 2012.

    For Stage 2B, Council is in the process of formalising agreements with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club. The public exhibition of the preferred alignment closed 22 December and Council is now preparing the trail designs. The realignment of the Cromer Golf Course is scheduled to commence in late 2012, with the Stage 2B trail works following in 2013.

    In December 2011, the new Stage 1 trail between Deep and Middle Creek managed by Warringah Council won the prestigious NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure’s Sydney Greenspace Award.

    Since it’s opening in October 2011, the new Stage 1 trail and pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek have proved very popular with the number of users increasing significantly over the summer.

    Trail users are reminded that the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail adjacent to the Cromer Golf Club and Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation (Stage 2B) has not been constructed. It is due to be completed in 2014. Members of the public can access the existing 7.2 kilometres of the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail until this time.

    Members of the public who access the unofficial track across Cromer Golf Club should be aware that there is a real threat of injury and that they’re using the track at their own risk. Access to the informal track over the weir at South Creek is also unsafe. People who use this route do so at their own risk. Warringah Council does not recommend or endorse the use of the informal track or the weir and also asks that walkers respect the Golf Club’s private property.

    At Council’s meeting on 13 December 2011, Council adopted a successful tender to carry out the upgrades to Middle Creek Reserve (Stage 2A). These works are scheduled to commence in late February 2012 and the Reserve will be closed until the end of June 2012.

    For Stage 2B, Council is in the process of formalising agreements with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club. The public exhibition of the preferred alignment closed 22 December and Council is now preparing the trail designs. The realignment of the Cromer Golf Course is scheduled to commence in late 2012, with the Stage 2B trail works following in 2013.

    by Trail Team 3 07 Feb 2012, 03:56 PM
  • Narrabeen Trail Update - November 2011

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    On Thursday 13 October 2011, Warringah and Pittwater Councils celebrated the opening of the new Stage 1 Trail and pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek.

    The plans for the Middle Creek Reserve upgrades (Stage 2A) have been amended to incorporate feedback gained from community and stakeholder consultation. Council is on schedule to commence construction of these upgrades in early 2012.

    At its meeting on 22 November 2011, Council endorsed a preferred solution for the completion of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail (Stage 2B). Council will now undertake negotiations with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club regarding access for the trail by 17 February 2012. This preferred solution is detailed in an Options Report which is on exhibition until 22 December 2011. Following conclusion of the negotiations and the exhibition period, the findings will be reported back to Council prior to executing agreements with any party.

    On Thursday 13 October 2011, Warringah and Pittwater Councils celebrated the opening of the new Stage 1 Trail and pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Deep Creek.

    The plans for the Middle Creek Reserve upgrades (Stage 2A) have been amended to incorporate feedback gained from community and stakeholder consultation. Council is on schedule to commence construction of these upgrades in early 2012.

    At its meeting on 22 November 2011, Council endorsed a preferred solution for the completion of the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail (Stage 2B). Council will now undertake negotiations with the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation and the Cromer Golf Club regarding access for the trail by 17 February 2012. This preferred solution is detailed in an Options Report which is on exhibition until 22 December 2011. Following conclusion of the negotiations and the exhibition period, the findings will be reported back to Council prior to executing agreements with any party.

    by Trail Team 3 24 Nov 2011, 01:22 PM