Construction of the seawall at Flynns Beach is continuing full-steam ahead and will be complete by November, according to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.
The upgrade, which started in May this year, aims to dig and construct a 80 metre seawall including tiered seating and surrounding rock walls on the foreshore of the popular Port Macquarie beach.
Development of proposed park lands, refurbishment of the surf lifesaving club, picnic areas, a playground and parking are part of a draft master plan for the Flynns Beach area, currently on exhibition to the public.
Project engineer Chris Pell said works are underway to install the base and walls that will become the new seawall.
"We're in the process of replacing the existing retaining wall with a new sea wall structure," he said.
"Part of the works is the inclusion of a new (3.5m wide) accessibility ramp to provide more accessibility and amenity to the foreshore.
"So far our contractor has been able to do their excavations which has enabled them to install the piling, which will be the new foundation of the structure.
"The benefits of this project are improved access to Flynns beach, the broader amenity improvement, more pathways and an improved shower area.
"Works are scheduled to be completed by November just in time for the summer holidays."
About $1,622,200 was allocated for the Flynns Beach seawall project in council's operational plan for 2019/20.
Management of the Sandbox Cafe located above the construction site said while the works have had an impact, the end result will be worth it.
Sandbox owners Trent Davis and Latif Ucdereli said it was now a waiting game until the holidays.
"We're always thinking about the end result of the project," said Mr Ucdereli.
"Looking into the future the final result should make a massive difference to not only Flynns Beach but also the business.
"Both the company managing the project and the council have been incredibly supportive and we try are adjusting to what is happening around us.
"We've had a really amazing 18 months in the business. For the period these (construction) guys are here we are taking a few backwards steps and just holding on," added Mr Davis.
"It's bittersweet but when finished it's going to be great."
Neighbouring businesses along Pacific Drive indicated the construction is placing pressure on parking above the beach.
Flynns Beach Medical Centre stand-in practice manager Nicole Roberts said there is limited space on the road during construction.
"We have received a few complaints from patients regarding the lack of parking available," said Ms Roberts.
Beaches Resort Holiday Apartments letting manager Tracey Hunziker said there had been no complaints received but the parking issue is noticeable.
"I have noticed more cars parked on the street during construction," said Mrs Hunziker.
Thailicious manager Trudy Thwaites said it would be a positive improvement in the long run.
"This is our first year in business so it's hard to know what impact the construction is having," said Ms Thwaites.
"There is definitely less parking on the beach at the moment."
Flynns Beach Pharmacy pharmacist Joe Rourke said it is generally hard to find a park in the area but construction isn't a major concern.
"It doesn't affect us much," he said.
"It will be good to get it done and maybe come the holiday season we will have increased numbers through the door."
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