West Head, in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a popular destination for visitors. The West Head Lookout is one of Sydney's best vantage points, with views across Broken Bay to Barrenjoey Headland, Lion Island and the Central Coast.
The West Head Lookout was built in the mid-1960s. In early 2021, an assessment of the condition by a structural engineer identified structural and safety risks to visitors.
Temporary fencing was installed in May 2021, and in 2023 we will be undertaking works to upgrade the lookout.
What is happening at the West Head Lookout?
In 2022, the National Parks and Wildlife Service prepared designs to address safety and structural issues. The designs also considered concerns from stakeholders about protecting the heritage and aesthetic values of the site. We appreciate the considered and constructive feedback provided by the community through this process.
In early 2023, a tender for construction works was released, and a contractor was appointed in April 2023. A works program has been developed, and construction commenced on 25 May 2023. Works are expected to take approximately 6 months to complete. Closures will be in place at West Head Road after Resolute Picnic Area. During the construction phase, there will be no pedestrian or vehicle access in or around the West Head Lookout.
For your safety, please do not enter fenced areas.