Grafton Waterfront Precinct nearing completion
Published on 25 May 2023
The community will soon be able to reap the benefits of the Grafton Waterfront Precinct project. The $6.5 million Federal Government funded project is now in the final stages and is set to be ready for the public to enjoy in the coming weeks.
The project will provide improved access to the north bank of the Clarence River at Grafton with a 700m long, 3m wide shared user path meandering along the water’s edge, and plenty of shade, seating and lighting to encourage people to use the riverside landscape.
"It is very exciting to announce that the Grafton Waterfront Precinct will soon be open for our whole community to enjoy," Clarence Valley Council General Manager Laura Black said.
"As a significant project within the Clarence River Masterplan, it will transform the riverbank into a bustling hub of activity and redefine Grafton as a river city."
An artistic shade-covered viewing platform is one of the focal points of the Grafton Waterfront Precinct.
Equal and universal access has been a priority of the project, with wheelchair and stair access to the riverbank at multiple locations from the top of the levee wall.
The remaining works to be completed include building the arrival plazas and adding the finishing touches to the access stairs and ramps at Duke Street and Clarence Street, as well as completion of landscaping in and around these structures.
The access ramp from the top of the levee wall at Duke Street to the waterfront is in the final stages of construction.
⬛️ Check out the Grafton Waterfront Masterplan here
⬛️ Check out the Clarence River Masterplan II here
⬛️ Design of Grafton Waterfront lookout point explained
Removed from the original scope of works and currently under design are fully accessible amenities inclusive of a Changing Place, making Grafton one of about 250 locations across Australia providing people with disability and high support needs access to suitable, safe and private bathroom facilities.
We thank the community for their continued patience while this exciting and important project is completed.
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