Narrandera’s Lake Talbot skywalk is now taking shape, with vehicle and pedestrian access within the Lake Talbot swimming pool carpark and stairway to the boat ramp closed in both directions last week to allow further works on the project.
The design features a fully accessible walkway that extends some 13 metres out over and above the waters of Lake Talbot, providing an uninterrupted view of the full length of the lake and the natural beauty of the adjoining bushland of the Flora and Fauna Reserve.
Mayor Neville Kschenka said he believed the skywalk would be an excellent addition to the vast range of tourism assets in Narrandera Shire.
Together with the other Playground on the Murrumbidgee projects he expected it to result in increased visitation and visitor spend.
The controversial skywalk went ahead last year after Council voted to continue with the project following an extensive review of the public submissions for and against the project and direct conversations between councillors and members of the public in May 2022.
Council agreed at that time to ensure the use of appropriate materials and colours to minimise the visual impact on the natural surrounds.
Interpretive signage at the entrance to the walkway and on the skywalk itself will be incorporated to highlight the features of the area and the history of Lake Talbot and its environs.
Installation of lighting and security cameras on the walkway and in the area will also take place.
This article appeared in the Narrandera Argus, 13 July 2023.