Amenities for Lake Cathie as part of foreshore plan

Residents will soon be able to use upgraded amenities facilities at Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve after work started on Monday, May 20.

The amenities were included in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council's foreshore masterplan, approved at council's February meeting in 2018.

A spokesperson from Lake Cathie Skate and Recreation Park said the work is the first step towards the revitalisation of the northern end of the Lake Cathie Foreshore Reserve.

"Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to this project," the spokesperson said via the group's social media page.

"Great things happen when locals work together with local council."

Some residents have voiced their concerns about the amenities via council's social media page.

One person said they were concerned about the toilet block being located close to the playground, while another resident said there was no point in upgrading the amenities if there was no water at Lake Cathie.

A council spokesperson said the new amenities will be located closer to the playground, and similar in design to those recently constructed at Shelly Beach.

Amenities recently constructed at Shelly Beach. Photo: supplied.

Amenities recently constructed at Shelly Beach. Photo: supplied.

"Construction will take about six weeks (weather permitting), and include separate male and female cubicles, separate male and female ambulant cubicles and a unisex accessible toilet," he said.

"The existing amenities block will remain open during construction, and will then be demolished."

Other features outlined in the foreshore plan include picnic areas, paths, parking facilities and family skate and recreation park.

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said she was pleased to see work commence on the improvements to the Lake Cathie foreshore with the construction of the new amenities block and the demolition of the old block.

"The foreshore will also be enhanced with the development of foreshore pathways," she said.

"The $222,696 project is being funded from the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Funding.

"The improvement works are just the start of upgrades to what will be the jewel in the crown for the Lake Cathie community.

"Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has received more than $3.2 million from the Stronger Country Communities Fund to deliver local community projects from Telegraph Point to the Camden Haven."

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