Barbie or float your boat
THE choice of places for a family barbecue or to launch your boat will get better from July when a $400,000 revitalisation of the area near Yamba's Gormans Restaurant is complete.
When complete the area will feature five barbecue and picnic areas, lighting, sealed access to the boat ramp, more than 40 car parks and boat trailer parking spaces – all linked by footpaths through landscaped gardens.
Clarence Valley Council deputy general manager Des Schroder said half the project had been funded by a combination of government grants, with council covering the rest.
Grants from both NSW Maritime and the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change were included.
Mr Schroder said the work would link with the walking track around Hickey Island and accesses to both Whiting and Turners beaches.
Weather permitting, the work should be complete by the end of the financial year.
“The weather gods haven't been too kind to us in recent times so let's hope the project is complete by the end of June,” he said.