Blacksmiths Beach viewing platform to get $90,000 revamp to improve accessibility

The viewing platform at Blacksmiths Beach will undergo a $90,000 revamp to provide the community with an accessible viewing platform of the picturesque coastline.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s manager for community planning, Wes Hain, said the platform is designed to be accessible to all users, including wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility, and will provide a view of Blacksmiths Beach.

“While access improvements have taken place at many of our Council facilities, the installation of the platform will continue to enhance these improvements for wheelchair users, people with a disability, carers and the elderly,” Mr Hain said.

Connecting to the existing accessible pathway off Maneela Street, the current platform will be closed while improvement works are carried out. The viewing platform is expected to reopen in July 2018.