Much needed beautification works to the beach at the Pambula Rivermouth are poised to get underway.
It is one of the most popular beaches in the Bega Valley Shire for the shade it offers and for the relative safety and calm of its waters but it seems to have fallen under the Bega Valley Shire Council’s radar for many years and has shown signs of neglect.
The council has announced it will start work on improvements to the area on Monday, May 5.
Work will involve the installation of a new retaining rock wall, the pruning of trees, the removal of a radiata pine tree, and the extension of an existing stormwater pipe.
The site will also be levelled and the existing play equipment replaced with three play and recreation areas due to open on Friday, June 6.
Pambula Rotary will be assisting with labour for the beautification, and there may also be a handful of locals assisting as well.
“A ‘Friends of the Rivermouth’ group has been under discussion, to ensure ongoing care of the reserve. Disabled access is crucial,“ said Pambula Rotary Club member Rosie Young.
She said an interpretative shelter with Indigenous and European history and heritage is being discussed between the Eden Local Aboriginal Lands Council, BVSC, and locals such as the Pointon family whose property abuts the reserve.
The site will be fenced off to the public and access will be for construction work vehicles only.