Have your say on Bathers Way plans

PLANS for a $15 million coastal walkway linking Merewether to Nobbys will be placed on public exhibition by Newcastle City Council.

The Bathers Way Public Domain Plan envisages one-way traffic on Shortland Esplanade and a six-kilometre four-metre-wide path linking the city’s beaches.

Landscaping, shading, seating, viewing areas, picnic tables, barbecues and bicycle racks are all included in the plan.

The first part of the walkway - which includes a viewing area and path around Bar Beach car park - was opened on Friday.

The plans for the total project were also unveiled on Friday.

Public submissions will be invited for a period of about a month.

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