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Wollongong City Council is working to create a pathway along our coastline, from the Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra. 

The proposed path – dubbed the Grand Pacific Walk – will run parallel to the Grand Pacific Drive route, and will be a great asset for our community, linking suburbs in our north with those in our south.

This is a long term project, with new sections proposed to connect with the existing footpaths and shared pathways. It will showcase our natural features - the escarpment and the sea - and will be enjoyed by locals as well as visitors. By creating wider paths where possible, separated from vehicle traffic, the Grand Pacific Walk will provide a safer route for pedestrians and, where sufficient width is available, cyclists.

The Grand Pacific Walk links into our goals as part of the Wollongong 2028 Community Strategic Plan. It helps us create a ‘healthy community in a liveable city', and to have 'affordable and accessible transport'. The project also addresses our Delivery Program 2018-21 strategic priority to 'improve the connectivity of the Local Government Area through the upgrade of our network of footpaths and cycleways' and improve our footpath connectivity to our unique places and spaces, including marine access along the local government area and accessibility fromthe CBD to the foreshore.

The Grand Pacific Walk Stage 1 project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Wollongong City Council.


Completed Works

​Coalcliff Station Precinct Pedestrian Safety Improvements and busbay

Works to improve pedestrian safety on the street frontage of the Coalcliff Station precinct were carried out in 2015.  Wide footpaths, a new bus bay, and a pedestrian refuge were constructed on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, and sight lines improved by reducing the sharp curve of the road. The new footpaths now connect the existing narrow pedestrian way leading up the hill from Stoney Creek, to the carpark at Tom and Norma Rest Area.

Stage One – Coalcliff to Stanwell Park

The finished works create pedestrian and cyclist connections between Stoney Creek Bridge, Coalcliff and Stanwell Park.  The 3.5 kilometre link includes an elevated boardwalk and viewing platform with expansive views along the coast and out over the Pacific.

Stoney Creek Bridge

Stage One was commenced in a substantial manner with the construction of the Stoney Creek pedestrian bridge in 2014.  The bridge provides an important safe connection for pedestrians and cyclists from Paterson Road Coalcliff to the existing pedestrian footway that leads up the hill to Coalcliff Station.
Below: Construction of Stoney Creek Bridge, 2014

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