Where is work proposed?

The specific area runs along the Bulli foreshore near Waniora Point in the section from the Whartons Creek footbridge near the Bulli Tourist Park, to the Slacky Creek footbridge. 

What are the projects?

The following projects from Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Program are listed in a Precinct Plan for Waniora Point:

1  Shared use pathway upgrade and widening

2  Repairs to stormwater headwall

3  Playground upgrade

4  New footpath to playground

5  New equal access shelter

6  Renewal of access to cafĂ© and beach

7  Enlargement of stormwater pipe opposite Ursula Rd

8  Minor regrading for flood mitigation

9  Future shared use pathway link to train station

10  Potential locations for park furniture


When will the projects begin?

Works cannot start until an AHIP has been granted which can take up to 12 months. Some of the projects are maintenance works, for others we will talk with the community about the projects before they move into detailed design. 

What is an AHIP?

An Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) is the legal instrument that the NSW Government issues under section 90 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (NPW Act) to manage harm or potential harm to Aboriginal objects and places.

Why an AHIP?

Aboriginal objects and places in NSW are afforded protection under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.  The area near Waniora Point is identified as being located within an area of cultural significance. Previous studies have identified the presence of shell middens in this area highlighting the potential for this area to contain other Aboriginal artefacts currently unknown.

As the proposed projects involve ground disturbance within this area and potential discovery, moving or destroying of artefacts, an AHIP is required to undertake these works.

For further information on Aboriginal heritage protection and management please follow the link:

https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/aboriginal-cultural-heritage/protect-and-manage/impact-permits

What will happen on site?

Work will not commence until an AHIP is granted. Once received, the permit will provide controls for the management of works in this area that Council must follow.  

We are letting the community know that although you may not see any work on site for the next 12 months, we are working to ensure that all our project proposals meet AHIP requirements.

If an AHIP is not granted, we will review our project proposals.