Hooka Point Footbridge and Jetty Refurbishment

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Hooka Point Place of Healing and Wellbeing is about to undergo some refurbishments at the site to ensure it remains safe. Works are needed to replace the timber decking on the jetty and footbridge, as it is wearing out creating safety issues. We're inviting you to check out the information on this page and share your feedback.



History of the area

Council worked with the Illawarra Lake Authority, Aboriginal groups and the Berkeley community in 2004 to develop Hooka Park as a place of healing and well-being that incorporated both Indigenous and non-Indigenous concepts of healing and well-being. The area is also a rich resource of Aboriginal heritage and the sculptures, seating, play areas, sensory gardens and indigenous works that were created around the theme of healing and wellbeing. This community project involved extensive community involvement and engagement – over 300 participants were involved in creating the artworks and 14 organisations were involved in the project.

This area is a unique place and has helped in developing environmental and conservation awareness in all residents in the area. From the beginning, the Place of Healing and Wellbeing was intended to be a special place in the community that celebrates and encourages a sense of healing within the environment itself, our bodies and our spirits

Planned upgrades

We’re planning to replace the timber decking with mini mesh. The work on the jetty is expected to include replacing the timber deck, the timber joists and beams and building a concrete beam over the existing footbridge abutments to keep it stable. We have already prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to ensure the culturally significant and environmentally sensitive area is preserved. Council has also started a REF process for the creation of new artwork on the existing concrete slab. Again, this process is important to ensure the culturally significant and environmentally sensitive area is preserved and not disturbed any further

You can learn more about the importance of this place and the upgrades being planned by reading these Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few ways you can get involved:

If you’re deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

Please follow this link for Council's Privacy Policy.

Hooka Point Place of Healing and Wellbeing is about to undergo some refurbishments at the site to ensure it remains safe. Works are needed to replace the timber decking on the jetty and footbridge, as it is wearing out creating safety issues. We're inviting you to check out the information on this page and share your feedback.



History of the area

Council worked with the Illawarra Lake Authority, Aboriginal groups and the Berkeley community in 2004 to develop Hooka Park as a place of healing and well-being that incorporated both Indigenous and non-Indigenous concepts of healing and well-being. The area is also a rich resource of Aboriginal heritage and the sculptures, seating, play areas, sensory gardens and indigenous works that were created around the theme of healing and wellbeing. This community project involved extensive community involvement and engagement – over 300 participants were involved in creating the artworks and 14 organisations were involved in the project.

This area is a unique place and has helped in developing environmental and conservation awareness in all residents in the area. From the beginning, the Place of Healing and Wellbeing was intended to be a special place in the community that celebrates and encourages a sense of healing within the environment itself, our bodies and our spirits

Planned upgrades

We’re planning to replace the timber decking with mini mesh. The work on the jetty is expected to include replacing the timber deck, the timber joists and beams and building a concrete beam over the existing footbridge abutments to keep it stable. We have already prepared a Review of Environmental Factors (REF) to ensure the culturally significant and environmentally sensitive area is preserved. Council has also started a REF process for the creation of new artwork on the existing concrete slab. Again, this process is important to ensure the culturally significant and environmentally sensitive area is preserved and not disturbed any further

You can learn more about the importance of this place and the upgrades being planned by reading these Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few ways you can get involved:

If you’re deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111. If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131450. You’ll need to provide our phone number 02 4227 7111.

Please follow this link for Council's Privacy Policy.

Page last updated: 02 October 2021, 12:11