Palm Beach – Tallebudgera Creek improvement works

  • Project typeOcean, beaches & waterways
  • Project valueBoardwalk upgrade: $3.4 million
  • Project scheduleFebruary to August 2024
Sunrise aerial photo of Tallebudgera Creek

As part of our commitment to improve and maintain our parks and recreational areas, we are undertaking works to upgrade the popular Tallebudgera Creek entrance precinct. These works will improve family facilities, provide accessible amenities and upgrade existing infrastructure and pathways.

To minimise the impacts to the community, the works have been delivered in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1: Training wall renewal
  • Stage 2: Tallebudgera Park upgrade
  • Stage 3: Tallebudgera boardwalk upgrade

In progress

Stage 3: Tallebudgera boardwalk upgrade

Schedule: February 2024 to August 2024

We are upgrading the boardwalk and surrounding pathways that connect Tallebudgera Creek Park to the Gold Coast Oceanway.

The boardwalk is surrounded by an iconic natural precinct used by thousands of Gold Coast residents and visitors each year. It also serves as a key link on the Oceanway.

Over time the boardwalk condition has deteriorated due to the marine environment. Works are now underway to renew the boardwalk in keeping with this iconic area and to minimise future maintenance.

Construction details

  • Remove the existing boardwalk, beach access stairs and foundations
  • Remove some vegetation and trees along the new boardwalk alignment which is monitored under our Environmental Management Plan. No vegetation will be unnecessarily removed
  • Install new support structure, including deeper piers for the boardwalk
  • Install a rock wall to provide long-term erosion protection to replace temporary sand bags
  • Construct a new 4m wide boardwalk and other features for public enjoyment

Public impacts during construction

Construction will take approximately 6 months, weather permitting. 

Works will take place Monday to Friday from 7am to 5pm. Occasional works may occur on Saturdays.

To ensure public safety, the boardwalk and adjacent access footpaths will be closed during construction works.

Tallebudgera Creek beach will also be closed to the public east of Neptune Royal Life Saving Club. There will be no access to the Tallebudgera training wall or ocean via the beach or boardwalk during construction.

Access to and from the ocean from Tallebudgera Creek park will be via the Gold Coast Highway and the Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club to the south. Please refer to the attached access map for details.

There will be some permanent removal of trees and vegetation to accommodate the widened boardwalk.

Visitors may notice noise, vibration and visual impacts during construction.

There will be some additional traffic in Tallebudgera Creek Park car park to accommodate the delivery of construction material at times. Access to the site for construction activity will be via the car park.

Benefits for the community

  • Wider pathway to improve ease of pedestrian movements and connection between the park and beach
  • A new viewing platform
  • Rock seawall to protect viewing platform
  • Lighting
  • Additional tree planting along the pathway

Completed

Stage 1: Training wall renewal

Stage 1: Training wall renewal

Completed: mid-2023

The training wall is a vital rock structure which maintains the alignment and position of the creek’s entrance.

To continue to protect our beaches against erosion, essential maintenance of the wall was needed. These works involve rearranging the existing rock material and placing additional rock armour to improve its structural integrity.

Benefits for the community

  • Improved resilience to coastal erosion.
  • Improved pedestrian access at the crest of the training wall.

Stage 2: Tallebudgera Park upgrade

Stage 2: Tallebudgera Park upgrade

Completed: February 2024

We have upgraded the parklands for all visitors, including people who need help with mobility and transformed the parklands into a destination foreshore park.

Benefits for the community

  • New pathways and improved beach access
  • New public amenities including a Changing Places toilet
  • High quality shaded play areas
  • Upgraded barbecue, picnic and seating areas
  • Additional tree planting

Location

Tallebudgera Creek Training Wall, Palm Beach 4221  
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