Council bushland reserves after fires and floods
The summer bush fires and flash flooding in February have left significant hazards and damaged infrastructure at a number of Council bushland reserves.
Work is underway to repair Charles Darwin Walk, at Wentworth Falls, following devastating impacts from flooding in both 2020 and 2021.
The historic and much-loved walk at Wentworth Falls is being repaired with assistance from the NSW and Federal governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding. Council is contributing $440,000 to this major project which is expected to take 18 months.
The restoration of this walk involves significant investigation, complex redesign and reconstruction work in order to provide a high quality track and infrastructure that is more resilient to future, severe weather events.
It will require hundreds of metres of boardwalk and half a dozen footbridges to replace critical track infrastructure that was either damaged or lost during the flooding
Council responded to more than a dozen significant landslip events across the City following the natural disaster in February 2020. Damage to the 2.4km Charles Darwin Walk was exacerbated by flooding again in 2021.