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Carss Bush Park Foreshore Naturalisation
Kogarah City Council has in recent years constructed a number of river foreshore habitat enhancement projects with the latest project taking place at the Carss Park Flats Seawall. This project, with grant funding assistance from NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, focuses on the design and construction of an environmentally friendly seawall adjacent to the playing fields at Carss Bush Park.
The 230m long seawall project has been designed to restore and manage the natural ecology of Kogarah Bay. The naturalised seawall reintroduces saltmarsh and the rocky intertidal and mudflat habitats replace a degraded ecosystem.
The seawall enhancement yields benefits to intertidal organisms and helps to restore the urban waterway, resulting in increased aquatic habitats, improved aesthetics and enhanced social, educational and cultural opportunities around Kogarah Bay.
The Concept Design for the Carss Park seawall re-introduces intertidal habitat to the foreshore while also reconnecting park users to Kogarah Bay through the formalisation of the existing popular walking track. This project was completed in early 2016.