Weekday access to Little Bay Beach will be restricted from early May 2023 for up to three months as work commences to widen the timber staircase used to access the beach.
Currently, Little Bay Beach can only be formally accessed via a single set of steep, narrow timber stairs.
The narrow stairs make access difficult, particularly in summer when thousands of beach goers visit the beach daily carrying beach gear, eskies, fishing rods and scuba gear.
Contractors working for Council will widen the timber staircase with new Blackbutt timber treads and use existing footings to create a wider staircase, making it easier for beach goers to pass each other.
Work will commence on Monday 1 May and is scheduled to take 12-14 weeks to complete, weather dependent.
Work will take place Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm.
There will be no public access to the beach via the staircase while works are taking place.
The staircase will be open for beach access on Saturday and Sundays and public holidays.