Work to begin on Honeysuckle seawall

Work to replenish rock on seawalls at Honeysuckle, Newcastle Harbour, will commence early next week (week commencing 30 January 2017).

The Hunter Development Corporation is advising visitors to Honeysuckle to be aware the work will require a temporary diversion of the popular harbourside promenade.

HDC Acting General Manager Valentina Misevska said the work will involve the placement of an estimated 6,200 tonnes of rock into the harbour to support and stabilise the 145m length of the Lee 4 seawall.

The work is required to maintain the existing seawall and ensure the structure is suitable for the future extension of the foreshore promenade and public domain.

It is anticipated that the work will take around 14 weeks to complete, subject to weather.

“The Corporation is keen to inform the community that during the work period there will be a diversion in place away from the harbourside promenade between Worth Place Park and Throsby Wharf,” Ms Misevska said

“We know that the promenade is very popular with walkers, joggers and cyclists and want them to know about the planned diversion well in advance.

“In addition, the western portion of Worth Place Park West will be impacted by the works and will therefore be unavailable. Barbecue and play equipment will be moved eastwards.
On completion of the project, the park will be returned to its original condition,” Ms Misevska said.

Construction activities will be undertaken generally between the hours of 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday.

No construction activities will occur on Sunday or Public Holidays.

Environmental and traffic management measures will be implemented by the Principal Contractor for the duration of the works.