Soilco delivered soil mixes and mulches for the Bald Hill reserve upgrade.
- DATE: January to November 2016
- SITE: Bald Hill Lookout
- PRODUCTS: Landscape Mix – Gardens, Turf Special – Turf, Cottage Mulch – Mulch
Co-ordinated Landscapes – One of the largest commercial landscape contractors in Australia.
Bald Hill is a high profile tourist area. Products supplied had to be fit for purpose, and meet client specifications. Consistency and performance are required attributes for these products.
The Bald Hill area has high wind so the added organics help the soil blends to hold moisture. Cottage mulch was chosen for stability and gives an attractive, natural finish.
BALD HILL RESERVE UPGRADE
The Bald Hill Reserve upgrade is a $5.3 million improvement project of the existing Bald Hill viewing area and surrounding reserve also included major road and sewer infrastructure upgrades.
Stage 2B of the project – which includes landscaping and resurfacing of the lower car park was recently opened by Wollongong Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and member for Heathcote Lee Evans.
Cr Bradbery was quoted in the Illawarra Mercury saying: he was looking forward to seeing the site’s tourism potential fully recognised. “Bald Hill is a major cultural and tourist site for the Illawarra … on a good day we have around 3000 visitors who stop there,” he said.
ABOUT BALD HILL LOOKOUT
Bald Hill is one of the Illawarra’s most well known and popular lookouts. Bald Hill is popular with both locals and tourists and is considered a major tourist destination for the Illawarra. The site is frequented by bus tour groups as well as by special interest groups such as motorcyclists and cyclists, enjoying the scenic route.
Bald Hill is also a popular stop over point along the scenic Grand Pacific Drive adjoining the Royal National Park, providing a popular viewing opportunities of the coastline and Sea Cliff Bridge. The area is also internationally known for Hang gliding and paragliding activities.
Bald Hill can get extremely busy with visitors, with the weekends and public holidays being the peak period for visitation to the site.