The New South Wales government has contracted a local Coffs Harbour construction company to build a viewing platform worth more than half a million dollars.
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson said the project will provide many benefits to the local economy both during construction and afterwards as a major regional tourist attraction.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said the platform will boost the site’s tourism as 50000 people already visit the site a year.
Mr Fraser said the platform will be a 20 metre long suspended walkway supported by tall pillars elevated by ten metres providing “unsurpassed” views of the coastline.
The platform will be built at Sealy Lookout in the Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, overlooking Coffs Harbour City and the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Robert Shone Constructions Pty Ltd will build the structure designed by local private architect Steve Gorrell and civil engineer John Tozer.
Forests NSW Community Partnerships Forester and Project Manager, David Wilson said the tender process involved advertising through Sydney, Brisbane and locally, followed by an interview process with six complying tenders.
Mr Wilson said the NSW government will fully fund the project.
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