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.