THE community will be asked for input on a future vision for the rejuvenation of Flynns Beach reserve at Port Macquarie.
The master plan will outline a long term direction for the reserve and will ensure any upgrades meet the needs of the local community while also considering the region’s future population and tourism growth.
Council acting director Dan Croft said the community’s input into what they would like to see at one of the region’s most popular public spaces is extremely important.
“Flynns Beach is a unique space, and we’re looking to gain the community’s input into the entire area, from vehicle and pedestrian access, pathways, picnic areas, landscaping, toilet and shower facilities, beach access points and more,” Mr Croft said.
“We’re also asking for feedback on access to and from the Flynns Beach shops across Pacific Drive, as this area can get very busy with pedestrians and motorists on weekends and school holidays.”
While the majority of improvements to Flynns Beach will be identified during the master planning process, an 80 metre section of seawall, between the surf club/kiosk and southern beach parking area will be replaced this year, with construction planned to commence in July.
These works will improve public safety and accessibility to the beach, and will include stairs, ramps, footpaths and handrails, with the remaining sections of seawall to be prioritised for replacement within the broader master plan.
“Flynns Beach is enjoyed by many people in our local community, and council encourages everyone to get involved to help shape the future of one of our most popular local attractions,” added Mr Croft.
The community is invited to chat with council staff at pop-up sessions at Flynns Beach on:
- Wednesday, March 14 between 2pm and 4pm;
- Sunday, March 18 between 8am and 11am
- Monday, March 19 between 7am and 10am.
A community think tank is also being planned for Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 2pm where up to 24 community members will be given the opportunity to work together to prepare a draft master plan.
Those unable to attend a pop-up session, or who wish to register their interest in taking part in the community think tank can ‘have your say’ by visiting pmhc.nsw.gov.au/flynns-beach before April 3 or by calling council on 6581 8111.