Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ulladulla Lighthouse and surrounds upgrades

Lighthouse 1905The 146 year-old Warden Head Lighthouse at Ulladulla is set to receive major safety improvements and upgrades thanks to a $460,000 NSW Government grant secured by Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock from the Berejiklian Government.

Mrs Hancock said funding has been allocated to construct additional parking facilities, shot blast and paint the lighthouse, improve local amenity through landscaping work, and to construct general safety improvements.

“This is a win for the local community who have worked tirelessly to ensure safety and amenity are improved at the site,” Mrs Hancock said.

“From the headland it’s possible to take a number of nature walks, whale watch and view the coast – not to mention the lighthouse makes for a fantastic holiday photo!

“The funding will be spent on ensuring the lighthouse’s longevity, aesthetic appeal and the overall visual appeal of the spot.

“These works are in addition to the new shared user path on Deering Street, funded in partnership between Shoalhaven City Council and the NSW Government. The Berejiklian Government has provided $150,000 to see the pathway constructed to provide greater and safer access by pedestrians and cyclists to the Warden Head Lighthouse.

“All of these improvements are aimed at promoting the iconic lighthouse as a tourist attraction, to draw visitors to Ulladulla, and improving public safety so the site can meet the needs of the expected increase in visitors.

Ulladulla Lighthouse 2017“I am committed to ensuring our important local historic and community assets, such as the Warden Head Lighthouse, remain safe, accessible and something the community can be proud of,” Mrs Hancock said.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Public Reserves Management Fund program, which financial support to maintain the community’s highly-valued public assets.

A total of four sites on the South Coast have been awarded funding by the Berejiklian Government to the value of more than $500,000, including:
$13, 028 to improve visitor safety and control noxious weeds at the South Pacific Heathland reserve in Ulladulla; and
$32,840 to undertake a recovery program for threatened shorebird species in the areas of Tilba-Wallaga, Gulaga, Murramarang, Comerong Island and Conjola.

Office of Shelley Hancock: 0408 681 294 or 4421 0222: 24 August 2017

The Ulladulla lighthouse is a major tourism attraction for the region, and a popular whale watching  viewing area. The lighthouse is of course a historic icon for the region. The enhancement of parking facilities will be welcomed by the many coaches who visit the location. We thank our local state member Shelley Hancock for her support of the tourism infrastructure in the region” Cathy Dunn of Ulladulla.Info and local tour guide said.

Images: Ulladulla.Info Collection
Image 1: Ulladulla Lighthouse 1905
Image 2: Ulladulla Lighthouse 2017
Other historic photos of Ulladulla Lighthouse

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