One of Hornsby Shire's most popular and beautiful lookouts, made even more so by recent upgrades. The upgrade included the reconstruction of the seawall and maintenance of the pontoon, as well as garden landscaping and the provision of extra parking spaces.
Other works included:
- Removal of tonnes of invasive weed species and dead trees, as well as the pruning of remaining trees;
- Regeneration of the escarpment and foreshore embankment, along with native and riparian planting;
- Removal of vast areas of old bitumen and the construction of new roads and parking areas;
- Restoration of heritage stone walls and construction of new retaining walls to increase the amount of usable open space;
- Installation of new paths, sandstone seating walls, bench seats, picnic tables, drinking fountain and bicycle racks;
- Creation of improved viewing areas above the escarpment with fencing and seating;
- Installation of a new timber viewing deck and seating, with special efforts undertaken to retain the Port Jackson Fig;
- Installation of a new pedestrian entry to the parkland from the Pacific Highway;
- Reshaping, turfing and pathway works to the lower foreshore parkland;
- Landscape works in the upper parkland including extensive reshaping and turfing as well as the planting of trees, shrubs, grasses and groundcovers.
Throughout the project Council worked closely with GenMarch, the builder of the restaurant Estuary.
The restaurant provides a public servery and toilets, as well as drinking fountains and a staircase to link the upper and lower parklands.
Before and After