Port Macquarie Town Green upgrade on track

In progress: The Town Green upgrade is due for completion in November, weather permitting. Photo: Ivan Sajko
In progress: The Town Green upgrade is due for completion in November, weather permitting. Photo: Ivan Sajko

The popular Town Green will be even more inviting once a makeover is complete.

Heavy machinery is at work as part of the Town Green renovation occurring over the quieter months in a bid to reduce the impact on businesses and the community.

The much-loved riverside area will get a refreshed look thanks to the upgrade project.

The installation of foreshore and access paths is expected to begin in the coming weeks.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council acting director infrastructure Andrew Doig said about $1 million of works to renovate the Port Macquarie Town Green were on track, with the installation of new foreshore and access pathways expected to kick-off in the coming weeks once the weather improved.

A view to the heavy machinery beyond framed by the pipes. Photo: Ivan Sajko

A view to the heavy machinery beyond framed by the pipes. Photo: Ivan Sajko

The next phase will include the addition of new paths, lighting, seating and planting of established trees.

Pedestrian access to the breakwall will be maintained during this time.

“Council thanks businesses and locals for their patience whilst the improvements to the Town Green take place,” Mr Doig said.

Pathways have been removed, along with power and lighting facilities.

Some 2500 tonne of large rock will protect the seawall.

Storm water upgrades and water main relocation are almost complete.

Work on foreshore and access pathways will start concurrently once the inclement weather stops.

Part of the Town Green is a work site during the upgrade.

Part of the Town Green is a work site during the upgrade.

The pathway works will include five metre-wide exposed aggregate concrete, lighting and power, seats and established plants.

There will be new turf, gardens and irrigation systems throughout the site.

Access from the Town Green to the breakwall pathway will be maintained via Sunset Parade.

The upgrade project is due for completion in November 2017, weather permitting.