There are a lot of things happening on the Headland at the moment. There is the construction of Eastern and Western walking tracks, plus fencing, signage and various civil works. Here is a great summary of the happenings from Claire. Also included is Rifle Range operation dates for the next few months.
MHNP Works update
Eastern Walking Track Work
26 April – TBC Mid to Late June
A crew of 4 will be working from the 26th of April to mid-late June. Installing 350mtrs of temporary elevated mesh boardwalk in wet areas along the main coastal track. Work continues on the detailed design of this route and is scheduled to be completed this financial year.
Civil Works (East)
2 May – TBC 16-23 May
Repair of Access Road / Interim walking track. 2 stages, removal of bitumen and blue metal, replacement with VENM crushed sandstone. Future works will include hardened drainage elements and extending the road to Fisherman’s Rd Carpark (subject to approvals). The access road is for maintenance not public vehicle access.
Park Signage Installation (East & West)
TBC Mid May for 1 week
Installation of safety signage, way finding, park entry & ID signs, closed areas
DoF Fencing Works (East and West)
TBC May – TBC June
Fence installation to reduce informal access and ensure safety of park visitors, will be constructed on DoF land. DoF has indicated a desire to begin these works in May. Awaiting confirmation.
Heritage Structure Security/Stabilisation, Gate Installation (East)
TBC Late May to Mid June
Closure of southern searchlight block and 2 x engine rooms, stabilisation of southern searchlight block pending further assessment. Installation of vehicle gate and bollards at apex of access road to reduce motorbike and pedestrian access to observation tower and gun emplacements.
Bush Regeneration Contractors
14 April – 31 May
4 contractor crews will continue to work sporadically throughout April and May.
Storm Water Remediation (West)
11 April – TBC 22 April
Council have removed the damaged fence at Franklin St / Pioneer Park, they will remove the headwall in the coming days and backfill erosion with VENM crushed sandstone.
Western Walking Track
Community consultation phase completed (March 31). Randwick Council has indicated a desire to proceed to tender on completion, awaiting confirmation.
NPWS Field Staff
There will be an increase in field staff operations, some of the works we will be doing in-house include; removal of commonwealth signage, repairing heritage structure security, cleaning up the railway line, weed suppression, pest species surveys, closure of informal tracks, etc.
Scheduled Rifle Range Operation Dates
Latest shooting range operation dates below as of 13/4: (may be subject to change)
16th May; 23rd May; 20th June; 11th to 16th July
Annual All Park Passes for Volunteers
Do you need encouragement to participate in bush regeneneration/bush care? For info about working in Botany Bay NP, contact NPWS directly. For info about working in Malabar Headland, see our Membership – Contacts tab.
Volunteers who have completed over 50 hours voluntary service in any one year on an NPWS approved program can receive one free All Parks Pass for one designated vehicle registered at the volunteer’s home address.
Now there is even more incentive to become a bush regenerator with us!