The highly contentious works at Lake Ainsworth are about to start, with hopes that the southern precinct will be done by the end of the year.
According to Ballina Shire Council, work will commence next Tuesday as stage one of the upgrade Lake Ainsworth’s Foreshore begins.
This stage of works will focus on the southern precinct and will include formalising car parking, reconstructing the southern road and bitumen sealing Camp Drewe Road.
The decision to continue with the Lake Ainsworth development works was decided at an Extraordinary Council Meeting in early September. Council anticipates the southern precinct upgrades will be completed by Christmas 2018.
During this stage of works, parking will be available on the eastern arm and the grassed parking area opposite the Lake. Traffic control will be in place as required and access to Camp Drewe Road will not be impacted.
‘The foreshore improvement works will be completed across three stages from next week until mid-2019,’ said John Truman, Manager Civil Services Group, Ballina Shire Council. ‘By completing the upgrade works in stages will help minimise disruptions for our community.’
Once completed, the $1.7M project will include additional barbeques, pathways, picnic tables, formalised parking, erosion rehabilitation and landscaping.
For more information or to view the concept plans, visit: Council’s website.