THE revitalisation of one of Evans Head’s most popular recreational precincts is underway, with the renewal of the Main Beach foreshore in front of the Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club.
The $185,000 project will deliver a raft of modern improvements to the high traffic area, including redesigned beach access points and viewing platforms, new showers with raised decks, and the construction of a new sandstone retaining wall which will double as seating.
The makeover of the foreshore space will also provide wheelchair and pram accessibility, making the most of a picturesque recreation area for locals and tourists of all ages and abilities.
General Manager Vaughan Macdonald said the enhancement had been a key priority for Evans Head and was made possible by a successful grant application under round two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mr Macdonald said the renewal of this popular space was identified as a priority by the community at a number of public meetings.
He said Evans Head’s Main Beach was a popular recreation spot for 3000 residents and thousands of visitors who came to this well-loved holiday destination year round.
Included in the extensive landscaping work was the installation of specialised wood and wire erosion control fencing, while the installation of raised shower platforms would allow the effective drainage of sand and water, improving the amenity of the area for beach users.
With the project scheduled to be finished early December, the Evans Head community and its many visitors will be able to enjoy the new and improved precinct in time for Christmas.