Balmoral upgrade underwayPosted Tuesday 23 May 2017
Balmoral Promenade is undergoing a major refurbishment to provide a consistent surface along the renowned walkway.
Investigations by engineers indicated many areas of the footpath had major cavities below the concrete slab mainly as a result of erosion of subsoil.
The footpath, which was built in the 1920s along with the seawall, will be given a consistent surface through the works, after minor improvements over the years resulted in a mix of concrete types and designs. Its redesign, which involved input from architects and community consultation, will be in keeping with the heritage significance of the seawall.
Improved seating and edging around the trees at the southern section of Balmoral will also be provided through the replacement of timber logs with concrete seating.
Most of the upgrades are expected to be completed by November, while some additional works including the renewal of stairs to the beach, improved lighting and footpaths connecting the promenade, will commence in coming months.
The project is part of Council’s ongoing renewal of Balmoral infrastructure, which over the past decade has included the Rotunda, toilet blocks, baths and last year’s playground renewal.