Community feedback informs Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan and Monument Point walkway designs

Media release - 21 December 2018

Kempsey Shire Council is collating and analysing comprehensive feedback received at the recent Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan and Monument Point walkway community workshop at South West Rocks.

Around 100 people attended the workshop and provided input that will inform plans for the design of the walkway and future of the Horseshoe Bay Reserve precinct.

Council’s Coordinator Communication and Community, Maya Spannari, said the feedback from the workshop was extensive and overwhelmingly positive.

“The workshop provided a great forum to share our ideas and engage with the community on these projects of significance,” she said.

“We really appreciate that community members took the time to provide their input, both online and in person. This will now be used by the project team and landscape architect to develop the final design for the walkway and the new draft design for the Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan.”

Council has received $357,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to construct the Monument Point walkway to connect the beach, headland car park, kiosk, surf club and playground. Once plans are finalised, it is expected that construction on the Monument Point walkway will commence in February 2019.

The new draft designs of the Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan will be available to view in February 2019 via Council’s community engagement website, Your Say Macleay - https://yoursay.macleay.nsw.gov.au

Council will also host a further round of community engagement to gauge detailed feedback on the draft plan before developing the final masterplan.

Participants at the Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan and Monument Point walkway community workshop at South West Rocks.Participants at the Horseshoe Bay Reserve Masterplan and Monument Point walkway community workshop at South West Rocks