Whale watching platform opens


Gareth Ward MP (left) and Mark Way (second from right) with members of Minnamurra Lions

While sceptics question the need for it given our topography, the new whale watching platform at Minnamurra Headland is already proving popular, says Councillor Mark Way who supported the Minnamurra Lions Club initiative from the start.

He soon spoke to Gareth Ward and before Council was even able to properly consider the matter $10,000 in state funding had be achieved.

Councillor Way says, “This is a great example of our community and Kiama Council getting together to provide this facility at low cost, with Minnamurra Lions Club combining with Kiama Council to do the work and the State Government providing funds to make the project happen.”

Council contributed $7000 to the project.

“With whale watching being extremely popular, this platform will also be a draw card for tourism.

“The Platform allows you safe access overlooking the ocean and foreshore, almost as good as being on a boat without the worry of sea sickness.”

He says the platform’s location at the northern end of Jones Beach, on the Kiama Coast Walk, also has easy access by road for cars and tourist buses.

This prospect is something that concerns nearby residents, used to their quiet back streets.


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