Approval means 30-year wait for coastal path is almost over
THE final section of the long-awaited Coastal Recreational Pathway was approved, 9/1, at yesterday's Ballina Council meeting.
The 6km path runs along the coastline from Angels Beach in East Ballina to Pat Morton Lookout in Lennox Head.
Construction is set to begin on the $1.4 million section from Angels Beach to Flat Rock carpark.
However, council is still trying to secure funding for the remainder of the pathway.
Ballina Mayor David Wright said the section would allow people to walk along the coast and view the ocean.
"It's what the people of Ballina have been waiting for for 30 years," he said.
The path includes eight platform lookouts, two paths to the beach, signage, fencing and landscaping.