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.

Community input on this project has now concluded. Your thoughts and ideas will now be considered before a final design is developed.
  • 'Putting feet on the Street'

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    The Town Centre Master Plan Sub-committee (TCMP) vision - breathing life into the CBD.

    Funding for improvement and upgrade works in the Port Macquarie CBD, including the cost of designing an upgrade for the Breakwall, is predominantly sourced from a special tax levied on the property owners of the CBD. This is called the ‘Town Centre Master Plan Reserve Fund’ and is administered by the Town Centre Master Plan sub-committee (TCMP). This sub-committee is made up representatives from the community, CBD landholders, Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce, CBD traders and Council staff. You can learn more about the history of the TCMP by watching this short video: TCMP 20 year celebration

    In 2013 the sub-committee engaged Tract Consultants to review the Port Macquarie town centre. This review made recommendations on revitalising connections between Town Beach to the Kooloonbung Creek footbridge, which included the Breakwall. The document was formally adopted by Council in March 2014. You can read more about this review at: Town Centre Master Plan

    The concept is consistent with the Foreshore Master Plan developed in 2009.


    The Town Centre Master Plan Sub-committee (TCMP) vision - breathing life into the CBD.

    Funding for improvement and upgrade works in the Port Macquarie CBD, including the cost of designing an upgrade for the Breakwall, is predominantly sourced from a special tax levied on the property owners of the CBD. This is called the ‘Town Centre Master Plan Reserve Fund’ and is administered by the Town Centre Master Plan sub-committee (TCMP). This sub-committee is made up representatives from the community, CBD landholders, Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce, CBD traders and Council staff. You can learn more about the history of the TCMP by watching this short video: TCMP 20 year celebration

    In 2013 the sub-committee engaged Tract Consultants to review the Port Macquarie town centre. This review made recommendations on revitalising connections between Town Beach to the Kooloonbung Creek footbridge, which included the Breakwall. The document was formally adopted by Council in March 2014. You can read more about this review at: Town Centre Master Plan

    The concept is consistent with the Foreshore Master Plan developed in 2009.