Ballina Shire Council required a team with expertise across ecology, civil engineering and landscape design to develop two physically separate but complementary facilities – an iconic walk through its diverse range of coastline environments, and a pedestrian and cycling path along established road corridors, a total of over 12 kilometres of path.
GeoLINK was engaged to undertake route assessments, preliminary ecological investigations and concept designs for the coastal walk and the shared path that maximised level of service while minimising environmental and amenity impacts. This work included community consultation and workshops with staff and Councillors to ensure that the needs of stakeholders, in relation to these sensitive areas, were adequately balanced.
GeoLINK has since undertaken the preparation of a detailed design (report, specifications, cost estimate and drawings) for the two shared paths (east and west) and the coastal recreational path linking the southern end of Angels Beach in Ballina with Lennox Head.
The completed path is a unique recreational asset for the Ballina Shire and allows locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful coastline.