No longer a rocky road when breakwater gets new path

ABOVE: Evans Head Marine Rescue’s (old) boat on its way out to sea past both breakwater walls. Photo: Nina George

Work starts today on what will be one of the most exciting pathways in Evans Head.
The pavement along the southern breakwall will have a $150,000 upgrade making it easier to walk along the breakwater with the sea on both sides.
The work involves installation of 150mm thick and 3m wide concrete pathway and concrete edges to the total width of the breakwall.
The works are being done by Soil Conservation Services for Transport for NSW, and will take three weeks to complete, weather permitting.
Richmond Valley Council’s general manager Vaughan Macdonald said the pathway had to be repaired several times over the years because of damage caused by tides and weather events and it was well overdue for an upgrade.
He said work on the southern breakwall would make it more enjoyable to use.
Walkers and fishers are asked to be patient while the works are being completed because access to the wall will be restricted.
The breakwater walls at Evans Head. Photo: Susanna Freymark


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