Blocks on North Wall, Ballina, taken by Tony Partridge.
Blocks on North Wall, Ballina, taken by Tony Partridge.

Work begins on North Wall raised path

BARRICADES have been placed at Ballina's North Wall in readiness for work to start on the raised pathway.

The State Government has put up about $150,000 to pay for the path, which will create a viewing area at the crest of the wall.

The raised path will be about 30m long and rise gradually to the end of the wall.

The raised path will be asphalted and work is expected to take 10 weeks.

The State Government announced earlier this year it would pay for the work after a backlash from the community and Ballina Shire Council following the $1.5 million upgrade works in which the hanbars were placed, blocking the view.

Meanwhile, Ballina Shire Council's civil services group manager John Truman, in a report to the Port Ballina Taskforce, has expressed concern the raised plateau area at the crest of the wall would not be wide enough.


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