Redmond Stairs project underway
Replacement of the Redmond Stairs in Salter Point is well underway following the recent installation of steel staircase pieces, which were carefully craned into position on the sloping riverbank.
The $660,000 project will be completed over the coming month to provide the community with safer access to the riverside walk between Redmond Street and Salter Point Parade.
Mayor Greg Milner said it was terrific that the project was now under construction.
“Seeing the crane deliver each staircase section into position was a great step forward with the finishing touches to be added over the next few weeks, including limestone steps, a new portion of the concrete path, handrails and an integrated lighting system that caters for native fauna,” he said.
“The City is especially grateful to a local resident who has contributed generously to this fantastic project that I’m sure will be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.”
The landings and step treads are made from fibre-reinforced plastic mini mesh, making the structure more durable and much safer underfoot for people and dogs alike.
Mid-way down the 45-metre staircase is a viewing platform, with bench seating for birdwatching or taking in views of the Canning River.
The Redmond Stairs project is part of a staged upgrade of the nature walk loop that runs through Redmond Reserve, a protected Bush Forever site home to threatened species of plants and wildlife.
This is also a popular place among walkers, much loved by the Salter Point community, and forms part of the City’s Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Masterplan to enhance the ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area.
To find out more about the Clontart-Waterford-Salter Point Masterplan, visit our Foreshore Management page.
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