Mangrove Creek Dam picnic area to be revitalised
27-06-2012 09:40 AM
Works to upgrade Mangrove Creek Dam picnic area have started today with the demolition of a 30 year old information building ready for the construction of two new viewing platforms.
Gosford City Council’s Director of Water and Sewer Rod Williams said these works will improve the viewing experience for visitors to the dam.
“Mangrove Creek Dam is a popular destination on the Central Coast with around 20,000 people visiting the dam each year.
“The new viewing platforms will extend further out towards the dam providing visitors with better views of the dam wall and the intake tower.
“The new structures will partner with 12 new display boards that have been installed at the dam that feature information about the region’s water supply, as well as historic photos and interesting facts about the dam.
“The existing information building was built over 30 years ago and due to the diminishing structural integrity of the building it had to be removed.
“The works will be completed over the next few months with the upgraded picnic area ready for the peak visitor period during spring and summer,” Mr Williams said.
Access to sections of the picnic area will be restricted during the demolition process, which is scheduled for 27 June 2012 to 6 July 2012, and during construction, taking place over the coming months.
“There will be a number of vehicles on site while the works are taking place and a section of the picnic area will be fenced off.
“Visitors are still welcome to use the other sections of the picnic area and amenities will be available, however please ensure you follow the directions on the signage in the area,” Mr Williams added.
Access for large vehicles, including buses, may be difficult during these works.
For more information please contact Council on 4325 8222.