Bathers Way, King Edward Park

We are excited to show you what's planned for this next section of Bathers Way through King Edward Park.

The Bathers Way links Newcastle's beaches from Merewether Ocean Baths to Nobbys Beach. It is 6km long and forms part of the Great North Walk from Queens Wharf by Newcastle Harbour to Circular Quay in Sydney.

We have prepared a concept design for one of the last remaining sections of the iconic Bathers Way shared path through King Edward Park. The King Edward Park section will extend from the previous works at The Terrace carpark, through King Edward Park, connecting to Shortland Esplanade and through to South Newcastle Beach.

It is important to note that the concept plan presented is a refinement of the previous 2014 plans and has only been modified to reflect current thought, as well as incorporating current heritage, native title, engineering, ecological, and safety requirements.

King Edward Park holds enormous significance to Newcastle with its sweeping ocean views, much-loved gardens, and importance to Newcastle’s traditional custodians.

Have your say

We are excited to show you what we have planned for this next section of Bathers Way and we want your feedback.

Help shape the Bathers Way extension into King Edward Park by:

  • Viewing the concept plan
  • Reading the frequently asked questions
  • Speaking to the project team at our We love our coast event on Thursday 18 July 2024 at our Digital Library (12 Stewart Ave, Newcastle West):
    • Business leaders and operators forum, 11am to 1pm
    • Community forum, 2pm to 6pm
  • Visting our pop-up events throughout the consultation period (see the events widget on this page for details)
  • Contributing to and joining the conversation on the interactive concept plans and sharing your ideas, thoughts and opinions
  • Providing feedback via the online form.

We are excited to continue this conversation with you and look forward to utilising your feedback to refine the plan as we move into detailed design for the extension of Bathers Way through King Edward Park.

Comments close Monday 5 August 2024.

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