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Shiny new upgrade now complete

Crown land
Warden Head Lighthouse, drone shot of new lookout with turf being laid, close-up.
Warden Head Lighthouse, drone shot of new lookout with turf being laid, close-up.

A $1 million upgrade of Warden Head Lighthouse reserve is now complete, providing a shining example of investment on the South Coast that enhanced facilities for regional tourism while creating enduring benefits for the local community.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock said the upgrade improved the viewing experience and delivered landscaping, parking and amenity improvements to the 4,188 square metre Crown reserve.

“The lookout has been completely revamped with a solid floor and pathway so it is fully accessible, and there is new seating on attractive sandstone blocks arranged in the shape of a bay,” Ms Hancock said.

“Better parking will make it easier for people to visit Warden Head Lighthouse, a landmark that is a much-loved part of the history, culture and character of the region.”

Warden Head Lighthouse with new paving, bench height sandstone blocks and landscaping.
Warden Head Lighthouse with new paving, bench height sandstone blocks and landscaping.

The completed project includes:

  • Two viewing platforms with bench seats, with the platform on the southern side functional as a stage area for community, tourist or school gatherings
  • Sandstone blocks for robust seating that reflects the coastal landscape
  • Connections to nearby walking trails and extension of a shared pathway around the new car park
  • Parking for 19 vehicles including two disabled parking spaces, traffic calming measures, a 14.5 metre bus turning path and car park lighting
  • Landscaping and weed removal, planting of native plants and drainage work.

Interpretive signage will be installed in early 2023.

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson said Warden Head Lighthouse is one of only two lighthouses in NSW made from wought iron plates.

“Crown reserves include some of NSW’s most spectacular locations, supporting regional tourism and making local areas amazing places to live and visit,” Mr Anderson said.