Lagoon crossing to be investigated

The spectacular section of the Kiama Coast Walk from Loves Bay to Gerringong is deservedly earning a reputation as one of the best walks in Australia.

However dry access to Werri Beach can be problematic, depending on the status of Werri Lagoon.

While regulars know it is usually a relatively shallow wade across when the lagoon is open to the sea, for many visitors, the more cautious and the less prepared it means they can’t complete the walk.

At the suggestion of the Kiama Walking Tracks and Cycleway Committee, Council is to investigate the feasibility of installing a footbridge or other crossing to provide an all weather and tide connection from the Kiama Coast Walk to Werri Beach.

Councillor Mark Way, who is on the Committee, says, “The Walk is a great asset for our area, and having no crossing at the end is detracting from its potential. It would be great if we could have one like the footbridge at Gerroa.”

Once plans are developed, funding could be sought for the project.

Another suggestion by the Committee, that directional signage be installed at Darien Ave leading to the headland, was also approved by the Council meeting.




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