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Stage 1 Coombs Paths & Landscaping Works - Temporary Fences Update

The new landscaping along the stretch of paths from Pearlman St to Harold White is looking green and healthy with the recent rains.

To give the new growth the best chance of success, we will keep the fences up for watering and to minimise wear and tear. The early weeks are important for future resilience.

The new time frame for the removal of the temporary fences along this stretch is the end of March.

Thank you for your ongoing patience and for the messages of support about the new paths!

Stage 1 - Coombs Footpath Update February 2020

Stage 2 Map - Click to open PDF FlyerWe have been out to check the footpath and landscaping works in Coombs along Pearlman Avenue and Noffs Crescent.

The recent rain is very welcome as the extreme heat over the past couple of months has been very challenging and while we have been doing everything possible to establish the grassing and planting along Pearlman Avenue & Noffs Crescent, some areas are going to take some extra time.

As an interim measure some of the paths are being opened to allow access from the North Weston ponds through to the river but we will need to keep the grass and landscaped area fenced to give them more time to establish.

A map is available here (PDF 3.2MB) and can also be accessed by clicking on the map image to the right. Stage 2 fences are going up at the same time.

Thank you for your patience during this time. The extreme heat and air quality have thrown up all sorts of challenges in getting these works completed.  We will re-assess at the end of February and provide you with an update then.

Stage 2 - Construction Update January 2020

Stage 2 Map - Click to open PDF FlyerThe Coombs Stage 2 path works will be under construction for the period February 2020 through to September 2020. Works will include sealed and gravel paths, picnic benches, a river lookout, a basketball hoop, gabion walls, rain gardens and new pedestrian entry points.

To enable construction to occur safely, temporary fencing will soon be put in place along the length of Annabelle View and Harold White Ave.

During the works:

  • North/south access between Coombs Peninsula and Harold White Avenue is via Annabelle View
    (either on-road cycling or using the pedestrian footpaths)
  • There is no access to Southwells Crossing during the construction period
  • There is no north/south equestrian access through the site during the construction period.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 510KB)

For queries please contact or call 02 6205 0600

Stage 1 - Construction Update August 2019

With all of the recent good weather, Stage 1 work is on track to be complete by the end of January. Stage 2 works (Harold White Avenue to Edgeworth Parade) will start soon after. 

As well as creating new cycling and pedestrian tracks, a separate equestrian trail upgrade is under construction in addition to more seating areas, gabion walls, a raised viewing platform and the inclusion of a basketball hoop at the end of Buttfield Street. Upon completion, there will be a number of new access points near Willesee Rise, Janine Haines Terrace, and along the length of Harold White Avenue and Pearlman Avenue to name a few.

Other works include improvements to the open space through native habitat regeneration, removal of noxious weeds and planting of more than 33,000 individual native trees and shrubs.

Stormwater flows will be managed in a far more sustainable and attractive way throughout the new path network with the construction of six ‘rain gardens’ along the length of the pathway. These purpose built areas collect storm water which is then filtered and treated through native grasses and perennials before it flows into the river. A good example of a fully functioning rain garden can be seen at the river end of Gurd street in Coombs.

Landscape and Path Improvements in Coombs - July 2019

Coombs Paths WorksThe Suburban Land Agency is improving the landscape and path networks in this area for the future enjoyment of local residents and pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and others accessing this area for recreational purposes.

Construction of the footpath will occur in two stages. Stage 1 will include the area between Pearlman Street and Noffs Crescent to the corner of Pearlman Street and Harold White Avenue. Construction is due to begin in July 2019 with Stage 1 aiming to conclude in early 2020, followed by the beginning of Stage 2. This second stage is scheduled to conclude mid 2020.

Upgrades will include a new pedestrian footpath and shared path, improvements to the existing sewer network track as well as seating areas.

Landscape and Path improvements Flyer