The Swansea Western Foreshore Boardwalk is part of the Swansea Western Foreshore reserve masterplan, which incorporates a recreational trail looping swansea foreshore/western foreshore as identified in the walking, cycling and ‘Better Streets Strategy’. The project is an initiative of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The project involved the construction of a boardwalk which traverses a coastal wetland, as well as ancillary works including revegetation, landscaping and western car park upgrades. Features include a 230m accessible boardwalk through the western foreshore of the island; upgraded viewing platform, new seating, wayfinding signage and public art installations; concrete pathway linking the boardwalk to the western foreshore; new exercise stations installed at intervals along the eastern foreshore between Channel Street and Thomas Humphreys Reserve; 33 parking spaces including one accessible parking space, through the formalisation of the western foreshore car park and vegetation and rock revetment work.
The project is intended to provide for an improved recreational reserve and support tourism within the area, whilst also rehabilitating degraded areas, addressing environmental and liveability outcomes.