Access upgrade for Wollongong beaches

Wollongong City Council is working to improve access to two of the city's beaches, installing a new stairway at Port Kembla and removing vegetation at Woonona.

Woonona Beach.

Woonona Beach.

Council staff will cut back excess vegetation and reduce the height of some sand dunes at the northern end of Woonona Beach.

The project, part of the dune management strategy, is aimed at increasing the usable area of the beach and improving lines of sight for lifeguards.

It will take about six weeks, depending on weather conditions, and will require changes to beach access, with the northernmost access track to remain open, while the five other tracks will be fenced off to ensure beach users' safety.

The southern area of the beach can be reached via the access track to the south of Park Road.

Further south at MM Beach in Port Kembla, a new stairway is being installed to allow access to the beach from the shared pathway on Gloucester Boulevard.

The $110,000 project includes a new bike rack and handrail down the two flights of stairs to the beach and is also expected to take about six weeks.

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