Woolooware Bay Shared Pathway Stage 6

The construction of the shared pathway with viewing decks along the foreshore at Taren Point will transform the industrial land into first class foreshore reserve for public recreation purpose. In particular, this transformation involves the establishment of a shared pedestrian walkway and cycleway while at the same time restoring the foreshore along the route back to its natural state. The project has many benefits to the community, environment and highlights heritage awareness of the site.

The subject cycle way is part of the Botany Bay Trail which forms part of the larger Sydney Metropolitan Regional Trails Framework that once complete, will allow a largely uninterrupted high quality continuous foreshore trail from La Perouse, North of Botany Bay to Kurnell in the South. The trail also provides a recreational network link from Kurnell to Homebush Bay. This is the final link to connect the cycle way from Shorebird Reserve to Atkinson Road, Taren point.

Primarily, the works include construction of boardwalks through mangroves and concrete shared pathway and cycleways. Multiple viewing decks will provide undisturbed views across Botany Bay to Port Botany. Environmentally friendly seawalls will be constructed with saltmarsh planting to encourage continued growth of this native plant. The Heritage Oyster Jetty is a roosting habitat for migratory shorebirds, in particular the Pied Oyster Catcher. Maintenance works will be carried out on this jetty structure to protect the long term habitat of the migratory birds and it will be disconnected from land to control vertibrates’ access onto the jetty. A new sand island will be constructed to provide additional roosting habitat for these shore birds. A bird hide with interpretive signage will be constructed to protect the bird habitat from disturbances caused by users. Additional interpretive signage will be placed to highlight the history of the site including the Oyster industry in the 1950’s and the Heritage Post War Nissan Hut.

Council invites and welcomes your feedback on the Concept Landscape Design. The responses will be collected, reviewed and considered in the detailed design. Construction is programmed to commence early 2017. The cost of the upgrade is estimated at $3.6 million and is jointly funded by Sutherland Shire Council, Roads and Maritime Services, Metropolitan Greenspace Program and Greater Sydney Local Land Services.


The construction of the shared pathway with viewing decks along the foreshore at Taren Point will transform the industrial land into first class foreshore reserve for public recreation purpose. In particular, this transformation involves the establishment of a shared pedestrian walkway and cycleway while at the same time restoring the foreshore along the route back to its natural state. The project has many benefits to the community, environment and highlights heritage awareness of the site.

The subject cycle way is part of the Botany Bay Trail which forms part of the larger Sydney Metropolitan Regional Trails Framework that once complete, will allow a largely uninterrupted high quality continuous foreshore trail from La Perouse, North of Botany Bay to Kurnell in the South. The trail also provides a recreational network link from Kurnell to Homebush Bay. This is the final link to connect the cycle way from Shorebird Reserve to Atkinson Road, Taren point.

Primarily, the works include construction of boardwalks through mangroves and concrete shared pathway and cycleways. Multiple viewing decks will provide undisturbed views across Botany Bay to Port Botany. Environmentally friendly seawalls will be constructed with saltmarsh planting to encourage continued growth of this native plant. The Heritage Oyster Jetty is a roosting habitat for migratory shorebirds, in particular the Pied Oyster Catcher. Maintenance works will be carried out on this jetty structure to protect the long term habitat of the migratory birds and it will be disconnected from land to control vertibrates’ access onto the jetty. A new sand island will be constructed to provide additional roosting habitat for these shore birds. A bird hide with interpretive signage will be constructed to protect the bird habitat from disturbances caused by users. Additional interpretive signage will be placed to highlight the history of the site including the Oyster industry in the 1950’s and the Heritage Post War Nissan Hut.

Council invites and welcomes your feedback on the Concept Landscape Design. The responses will be collected, reviewed and considered in the detailed design. Construction is programmed to commence early 2017. The cost of the upgrade is estimated at $3.6 million and is jointly funded by Sutherland Shire Council, Roads and Maritime Services, Metropolitan Greenspace Program and Greater Sydney Local Land Services.