Breakwall upgrade: A wider more accessible Breakwall

Community input on this project has now concluded. Your thoughts and ideas will now be considered before a final design is developed.

A concept plan has been developed to improve the Breakwall and we would like to hear your views.

To get involved and have your say: have a look at the Breakwall Concept and share your thoughts in the tabs below.

About this project.
The Breakwall in Port Macquarie is very popular and is well used by the local community and visitors. The space is so well used that there are often times when it is difficult to move on the existing footpath. There is also limited seating, poor lighting and no arrival experience at the end of the journey.

A concept has been developed that we think addresses these issues by widening the footpath to between 5 and 6 metres, putting in more seating, improving lighting and constructing a lookout at the end of the walkway. The concept also explores creating 3 fishing platforms and introducing wayfinding signage, tree planting and shelters. A key aspect of the design has been to ensure people with all abilities can access and use the space.

Note: This walkway is an asset of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) who are supportive of the proposed plan to improve the Breakwall. Following community feedback any modifications will be considered before handing the final plan over to the DPI for more detailed design and construction.

A concept plan has been developed to improve the Breakwall and we would like to hear your views.

To get involved and have your say: have a look at the Breakwall Concept and share your thoughts in the tabs below.

About this project.
The Breakwall in Port Macquarie is very popular and is well used by the local community and visitors. The space is so well used that there are often times when it is difficult to move on the existing footpath. There is also limited seating, poor lighting and no arrival experience at the end of the journey.

A concept has been developed that we think addresses these issues by widening the footpath to between 5 and 6 metres, putting in more seating, improving lighting and constructing a lookout at the end of the walkway. The concept also explores creating 3 fishing platforms and introducing wayfinding signage, tree planting and shelters. A key aspect of the design has been to ensure people with all abilities can access and use the space.

Note: This walkway is an asset of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) who are supportive of the proposed plan to improve the Breakwall. Following community feedback any modifications will be considered before handing the final plan over to the DPI for more detailed design and construction.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
Discussions: All (4) Open (4)
  • Furniture

    about 3 years ago

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    Plentiful additional seating is proposed along the Foreshore Walk. 

    Bollard lighting will provide a safe and attractive environment, encouraging people to use the walkway throughout the evening. 

    Bike racks and bins will be installed in key locations. 

    Furniture that is designed to fit with other furniture styles currently being used across other local parks and reserves. 

    Plentiful additional seating is proposed along the Foreshore Walk. 

    Bollard lighting will provide a safe and attractive environment, encouraging people to use the walkway throughout the evening. 

    Bike racks and bins will be installed in key locations. 

    Furniture that is designed to fit with other furniture styles currently being used across other local parks and reserves. 

  • Signage

    about 3 years ago

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    Signage


    Signage will be an important part of the Foreshore Walk improvements. 

    A signage strategy will be finalised as a part of the Coastal Walk Master Plan to be completed by the end of the year. This will include a  suite of signs including place signs, interpretive signs and way finding signs. 

    These will enhance the visitors experience by helping them navigate along the Foreshore and Coastal Walk and discover points of interest about Port Macquarie’s coastal flora and fauna, geography and Aboriginal and European history.



    Signage will be an important part of the Foreshore Walk improvements. 

    A signage strategy will be finalised as a part of the Coastal Walk Master Plan to be completed by the end of the year. This will include a  suite of signs including place signs, interpretive signs and way finding signs. 

    These will enhance the visitors experience by helping them navigate along the Foreshore and Coastal Walk and discover points of interest about Port Macquarie’s coastal flora and fauna, geography and Aboriginal and European history.


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    Three accessible fishing platforms have been included in the concept, to provide a safe space to cast a line.
    Nearby clusters of seating, some with shelter will provide places to stop and enjoy the view.

    Three accessible fishing platforms have been included in the concept, to provide a safe space to cast a line.
    Nearby clusters of seating, some with shelter will provide places to stop and enjoy the view.
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    Ramps and steps spaced out along the Breakwall will make sure that people of all abilities can access and enjoy the space. 
    A ramp leading up to the lookout at the end of the walk will also ensure that everyone can enjoy the view.

    Decorative patterns can be included in the ramp design to enhance the visual appeal.

    Ramps and steps spaced out along the Breakwall will make sure that people of all abilities can access and enjoy the space. 
    A ramp leading up to the lookout at the end of the walk will also ensure that everyone can enjoy the view.

    Decorative patterns can be included in the ramp design to enhance the visual appeal.