THE first sods have been turned for a $4 million foreshore development in Eglinton.
Amberton estate developer Stockland recently marked the start of works on the coastal site with a sod turning, with residents Emma and Lee Moorhouse and their son Oscar among the attendees.
“We’re here for the coastal living, beach lifestyle,” Mr Moorhouse said.
“We like to go to the beach every day.”
The project, which will provide access to the beach from Cinnabar Drive, includes a cafe overlooking the beach, a playground, and parking facilities.
The beach access, playground and car park are expected to be completed mid to late 2018, while the cafe launch is scheduled for 2019.
“This foreshore development project will be a wonderful asset for residents,’’ Stockland general manager Col Dutton said.
“It will be a convenient location where they can meet with family and friends and enjoy easy and quick access to the beach.
“The cafe will be a fantastic spot to have a bite to eat whilst enjoying breathtaking views across Amberton beach to the ocean.”
The developer encourages active living in the estate, and the first stage of a 8.8ha sports facility includes an AFL sized oval plus a park with a scooter and bike track and adventure playground.
It also sponsors the free Live Life Get Active program offering 45-minute sessions in cross-training, boxing and yoga, on Mondays to Fridays during school terms.
Residents and their pets also have access to free dog training sessions through a joint partnership with the RSPCA.
Amberton will ultimately have more than 2500 dwellings.