The work will improve the track’s accessibility while also protecting indigenous cultural sites in the area.
The Twin Creeks track is around 7.5kms long and spans the suburbs of Lindfield and Roseville, beginning at Lindfield Oval or Tryon Road and finishing at the Roseville Bridge.
A favourite for hikers, the track is renowned for its sweeping views of the Middle Harbour foreshore with challenging sections along the way. Other highlights of the track include the endangered Coachwood Forest and post-war cobbled sections and stonework.
The work involves restoring some steps and edging, drainage works and repairs to parts of the track that have eroded. Work is due to be completed in early 2022 and the track will remain open to the public.
Construction work on the trail has been temporarily paused until 30 July to comply with the latest NSW Government health orders.
The Aboriginal Heritage Office has advised the Council on how to carry out the work without affecting indigenous heritage sites in the area, including shelters, rock art and middens.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said she was pleased that the work could continue without affecting access to the track for the community.
“During the lockdown, being able to go for a walk along a beautiful track such as Twin Creeks is one of life’s simple pleasures for many.”
“I thank the staff of the Aboriginal Heritage Office for working so cooperatively with Council staff on this project.”
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