Project background

We're working on improving safety for all users of the Clifftop Walkway at Eastern Reserve, Dover Heights and Diamond Bay Reserve by upgrading sections of the coastal footpath.

We completed temporary remediation works in 2020 to address safety concerns and we’re now looking to implement a more permanent solution.

This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

Project description

Our work includes:

  • Creation of new viewing platforms and relocation of existing Diamond Bay viewing platform to capture coastline views in a safer location.
  • Replacement of boardwalk along existing line, with the exception of Diamond Bay, where a section of boardwalk will be shifted landward in the interest of safety.
  • Replacing existing boardwalk at Diamond Bay Reserve and extension of Eastern Reserve boardwalk with low boardwalks at either end over uneven surfaces to prevent erosion and trip hazards.
  • Replacing existing picket fencing with bollards and seating at Lancaster Rd, Bulga Rd, Eastern Ave and Oceanview Ave to improve visibility and access.
  • Replacing existing picket fencing at George St entry with Waverley Council Coastal fence with gate for remnant vegetation maintenance access (signage directing pedestrians to nearby Bulga Rd/Lancaster Rd entries).
  • Replacing deteriorating sections of existing fencing with Waverley Council Coastal fence to improve safety.
  • Protecting and expanding low-level healthy existing indigenous vegetation.
  • Bins at entry points to reduce litter.

More information about this project can be found in the Document Library on this page. Alternatively, you can email

Temporary closures

Between Lancaster Road and Bulga Road

The coastal walk is temporarily closed between Lancaster Road and Bulga Road for the safety of all users. This section has been impacted by inclement weather.

The map below shows the current diversion in place.

Map showing diversion in place while boardwalk is temporarily closed

Diamond Bay Boardwalk, between Kimberley Street and Isabel Avenue

Diamond Bay Boardwalk, between Kimberley Street and Isabel Avenue, is temporarily closed due to safety reasons.

The map below shows the current diversion in place.

Have your say

Members of the public were given the opportunity to provide written submission to DA-378/2021 in late 2021, when the Development Application for the Clifftop Walkway was on display.

All feedback was considered and in December 2021, the Development Assessment was approved, subject to the General Modifications stated in the Notice of determination.