Randwick City Council is attempting to design a route for the coastal walkway south from Malabar, around Buchan Point to Little Bay and then on to the Coast Cemetery. This route must run adjacent to four golf courses with ocean frontages – from north to south, Randwick, The Coast, St Michaels and New South Wales.

Coastal walkway extension & south of Coogee. Map © Fairfax Media

Coastal walkway extension – south of Coogee. Map © Fairfax Media

Designing a walkway on which walkers will be safe from golf balls and discouraged from straying onto the golf courses is challenging. It would be a shame to see a lot of fencing to restrict access and a proliferation of protective screens along the coastline.

Perhaps it will be possible to drop the track below the cliff tops in some places – although such sections of track would be expensive and dangerous to construct and maintain.

At Little Bay, the layout of The Coast golf course will require walkers to walk along the beach, although access will be restricted at high tide and an alternative route may be needed.

Survey mark, Little Bay beach, April 2013

Survey mark, Little Bay beach, April 2013

Survey mark, Little Bay beach, April 2013

Survey mark, Little Bay beach, April 2013

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