North Wall officially opens on Saturday. Trevor Veale

by Rachel Vercoe

It’s been two years in the making and today, locals and visitors will be able to walk along the northern break wall on their way to Muttonbird Island.

The $9 million upgrade started in June, 2016, just days after an east coast low hit, destroying boats, moving rocks and causing major damage to the marina.

But today, after a couple years with some minor hiccups along the way, the wall is open for the public to enjoy.

Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser said the upgrade, funded by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has restored the popular attraction and made the area safer for visitors and local businesses.

“This is an exciting day for the people of Coffs Harbour who have been looking forward to seeing this upgrade completed,” Mr Fraser said.

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