Redmond Stairs to be replaced

News Update 22 September 2021
Parks and Reserve works Redmond Stairs Road Works

A new raised stairway will soon be constructed at Redmond Reserve in Salter Point to improve safety and access to the riverside nature space. The stairway will replace existing timber and limestone ground level stairs that are beginning to age.

The new stairs will be wider, less steep,  and raised above the vegetation, making it easier to walk through the area and enjoy views of the river and bushland. Three viewing platforms with seating will provide a place to rest and the opportunity for birdwatching. A local resident has generously provided a funding contribution towards the project. 

Planned to start on 11 October, works will include revegetation of the bushland using local endemic trees and plants to help prevent erosion and provide a food source for wildlife including cockatoos. 

Redmond Reserve forms part of a Bush Forever site, an area of protected bushland home to threatened species of plants and wildlife. It is a popular place to enjoy a peaceful walk and is much love by the Salter Point community.

The project will complete the City’s staged upgrade to the nature walk loop that runs through Redmond Reserve, which has included rehabilitation of the boardwalk and a second set of stairs at Sulman Avenue. It is part of our Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Masterplan, which provides a consolidated management strategy recognising the ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area. 

Access during construction

Redmond Stairs and the boardwalk will be closed during construction with a detour for pedestrians between Sulman Avenue and Redmond Street along River Way. Please follow all construction signage and directions from worksite personnel when navigating the area.

Works are scheduled to start the week commencing 11 October 2021 and are expected to be complete by February 2022, weather permitting. The majority of works will take place from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday, however it may be necessary to carry out occasional works outside these hours, including Saturdays. 

For more information visit the Redmond Stairs Replacement Page of the City's website.

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