Marine Terrace Coastal Pathway

Construction of the Marine Terrace Coastal Pathway is set to commence in December 2017.

The pathway will link the Oakleigh Overpass (South of Spring Street) to the Waterfront Precinct (North Terrace).

This section is the missing link in the coastal pathway and once constructed will provide a continuous path from the Emu River, South Burnie to Red Rock, Cooee.

Council has appointed Fairbrother to complete this project. The total cost for this project is estimated to be $1.65M.

The Project

The Marine Terrace section of the coastal pathway includes construction of a shared use pathway, minimum 2.4m wide.

More specifically the project includes;

  • Construction of a timber ramp structure from the western side of the Oakleigh Overpass which ramps down to the southern end of Marine Terrace.  The ramp includes stainless steel wire balustrade and fibreglass reinforced plastic grated decking.    
  • Relocation of the existing kerb and channel along Marine Terrace to the west by 1.5m typically to allow for construction of a 2.6m wide concrete footpath.  Relocating the kerb and channel to construct the footpath will reduce the road width creating a slower speed environment and allow the majority of the established trees to remain.
  • Construction of a cantilevered structure, elevated over the escarpment, between Cattley and Wilmot Sts.  The cantilevered walkway is to be constructed with precast concrete supporting beams, structure steel frame and fibreglass reinforced plastic grated decking.
  • Construction of a widened concrete footpath north of Wilmot Street. This section includes, retaining wall improvements and fencing installation.
  • Lighting modifications and improvements and landscaping will also be included along the pathway.

Design Concept

Download from link: Marine Terrace - Coastal Pathway Design Concept (PDF 1.14MB)

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Project Timeline

Construction is scheduled to commence in December 2017 on the ramp south of Spring St. Following Christmas works will continue on the concrete pathway, with the cantilevered section commencing in February 2018.

It is anticipated that work will be completed and open to public use by 30 April 2018.


We encourage you to contact Council with any questions or concerns you may have in regard to this project.

You can either visit Council at 80 Wilson Street, call 6430 5750, or email

Keep up to date with progress on Council’s Facebook Page.