Marine Drive, Fingal Bay

Expected start monthExpected completion monthStatusBudgetContribution
September 2023December 2023Completed$1.1mExternal Funding Icon 

Latest updates

19 December 2023

Linemarking and signposting are completed. New turf has been laid and has finalised this project.

Project description

We’ve completed major work to repair the landslip area off Marine Drive, Fingal Bay.

Some park furniture replacements will happen in early 2024.

In April 2023 we provided an opportunity for people to provide comment on our plans to make the existing temporary one-way traffic arrangement (along Marine Drive, Fingal Bay) permanent.

The one-way traffic arrangement was previously tabled at the Port Stephens Local Traffic Committee where it was recommended to adopt the one-way traffic arrangement. The community has provided both positive and negative feedback to this proposal and this feedback has been noted.

The decision to adopt a one-way traffic arrangement was based on the narrow road reserve which cannot be widened to accommodate two road lanes as well as a shared path. The provision of safe pedestrian access via a shared path between Fingal Bay foreshore, Barry Park and the entry point to the Tomaree Coastal Walk was considered the most desirable outcome for the community as a whole.

Please see below the community update from August 2023:

Project scope

  • Drainage/stormwater installation
  • Retaining solution
  • Road reconstruction including kerb and gutter
  • Reinstatement of native trees and shrubs
  • Footpath/shared path installation