DRAFT – Footpaths, Cycle ways and Shared Pathways Sussex Inlet & District 2018

Link to Document below

This draft document is a result of the Sussex Inlet & Districts Strategic Action Plan 2015-2030 recognising the need for an improved network of shared pathways to better link the district.

The Action Plan identified that with an ageing population needing better and safer access to services and amenity, particularly for those using mobility scooters and wheel chairs, as well as improved safety and access to school for students and parents on foot.

Consistent with Government and Council belief, The Action Plan also identified the integration and connection of a cycling network will lead to the creation of safe and accessible travel routes that will improve the liveability, sustainability and tourism [potential of the district while in turn encourage people of all ages to use bikes for everyday transport and enjoyment.

Take time to read and consider the document.

The document will be the main Agenda item at the  Monday 20 August  Forum meeting with a Q and A session

To access draft document and plans click this link.

Footpaths Cycleways and Shared Pathways


The shared pathway being constructed by the Sussex Rise Developer looks great- our Sussex Seabridge.

When completed this will be another safe link creating connectivity for our community.

The pathway between Hastings Street in Sussex Rise and Seaberry Street will lead onto Thomson Street Complex pathway, the pool, the school and beyond.

 Pathway Under Construction

Streetscape Update- Revitalising Sussex Inlet- Council Newsfeed Item 14/2/18

Shoalhaven City Council will shortly commence works to revitalise the streetscape along Jacobs drive, Sussex Inlet.

Mayor Amanda Findley said the $875,000 project was long overdue and the village had not seen improvements since the early 1980’s.

“I am delighted that this project is underway as the Sussex Inlet street scaping project is a key priority for this village,” Cl Findley said.

“Designs for the street scaping project were developed in conjunction with the residents over a period of months in 2017 and it’s wonderful to see work underway.”

“The Sussex Inlet Community Forum and Business Chamber have been a significant driving force during the consultation period and deserve congratulations for working closely with Council staff in finding the right solution.”

“The street scaping works will see new trees, new benches and new bins installed along Jacobs Drive.”

“The revitalisation of the main street will see many long term benefits for both business owners and the community who who visit this vibrant community precinct.

“Traffic and pedestrians will be affected from approximately 159 Jacobs Drive to 209 Jacobs Drive, near the foreshore.”

Council and the contractor will do their best to minimise inconvenience to the community during construction and appreciate the community’s patience during this time.Work will officially commence on Monday 19th February and are set to be completed by te end of June, weather permitting.




Four Forum committee members met with Council staff and inspected and discussed the state of the toilets in Errol Bond Reserve, Cudmirrah. As a result of this consultation and inspection, Council has advised that: agreed was to:

*Convert the existing female stand-a-lone public amenity into a single / no shared use unisex facility by installing a lockable door on the current entry way to the facility.

*Decommission the existing stand-alone men’s public amenity to ground level and make good the area. This building has structural failure in floor and walls that require extensive repairs.

*Subject to adoption of budget for 2018/19, detailed investigation for the replacement of public amenity to a new location to the east will be carried out. This location is safer by design location. The existing facility has served the community well from a surrounding camping/ caravan park to current passive recreation. The proposed new facility is proposed to comply with accessibility provisions for persons with mobility issues and will be of similar design, layout to Swan Lake – Ski Beach – boat ramp.

The Chris Creek site visit considered the possible site for the proposed amenities there.