Narrabeen Lagoon Multi-Use Trail Project

The trail is completed and open for use. Enjoy!

The consultation for this project has concluded, for project updates please view the main web page.

The consultation for this project has concluded, for project updates please view the main web page.

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The trail is completed and open for use. Enjoy!
  • Trail opens

    8 months ago

    The Narrabeen Lagoon Trail opened on 25 February 2015 providing an iconic tourist facility for the northern beaches with maximum accessibility and minimum disruption to the environment.

  • Project Works Updates

    about 1 year ago

    The consultation for the Narrabeen Lagoon Multi Use Trail has concluded. For information updates on the construction please view the project works page

  • Final Stage of Narrabeen Lagoon Trail to Start

    about 2 years ago

    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 Progress Update - May 2013

    over 2 years ago

    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.


  • Stage 2B Trail and Bridge Designs and Species Impact Statement Completed!

    almost 3 years ago

    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 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.

  • Cromer Golf Club Agreement Signed

    about 3 years ago

    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.

  • Middle Creek Reserve Opens!

    about 3 years ago

    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.

  • Project Update - April 2012

    by Trail Team 3, over 3 years ago

    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.

  • Middle Creek Reserve Upgrades Begin

    by Trail Team 3, over 3 years ago

    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.

  • Proposed Wildlife Protection Areas

    by Trail Team 3, over 3 years ago

    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 Click here for more information.