Bayview and Church Point residents will benefit from an upgraded seawall and pedestrian pathway along the stunning Pittwater foreshore.

A new sandstone seawall will be constructed at Bayview to ensure the ongoing structural integrity of Pittwater Road and the foreshore pathway will be widened to increase pedestrian safety.

Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the works will also provide greater connectivity for local residents and environmental benefits.

“Church Point is the gateway to Pittwater’s offshore communities and a beautiful location for walking, cycling and boating,” Mayor Regan said.

“Improvements to the pedestrian path, which is part of the popular walkway extending from Mona Vale to Church Point, will ensure the safety of all residents and visitors, while upgrades to the seawall will preserve the structural integrity of Pittwater Road.

Image: @lifeoutandabout

“We’re working closely with Bayview and Church Point Residents Association to upgrade and improve their local foreshore.”

Widening the path along the foreshore from 900mm to 2100mm will minimise the impact on mangroves and potentially provide opportunities for greater habitat.

The project is being funded through the NSW Government Metropolitan Greenspace Program and by Council.

Local Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said the upgrades would help improve green open space along the foreshore.

“This is one of our community’s most picturesque foreshore walking areas and this project will help make it safer and more accessible.

“There’s been fantastic collaboration between the community, Council and State Government and it’s great we’ve now secured the funds to progress the works.”

The Bayview to Church Point Walk

It’s already a favourite walk for many. If you’d like to try it now here’s a excerpt from Life Out and About by Robyn Kennedy

“We started at the Bayview Reserve for the easy 30 minute stroll along Pittwater to the Waterfront Café at Church Point. The café is a must if you’re in the area but check their offerings during COVID-19 restrictions. The track follows the water’s edge, affording fabulous views over Pittwater on one side and architect designed homes, palms and lush vegetation on the other. We enjoyed the waterside sculptures along the way… a very inspiring walk!

I highly recommend stopping in at the delightful Waterfront Café, located at the Church Pt ferry wharf. This cheery space is overflowing with greenery, flowers and colourful old wares, and is surrounded by water and boats. The food is delicious with very generous portions. The café also has some great takeaway options if you prefer to sit at one of the tables outside overlooking the wharf.”

All images: with thanks to Robyn Kennedy from Life Out and About (click for more).

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