Built in 1871, the Ulladulla Lighthouse has a long history. It first stood proudly in Ulladulla Harbour, before being moved to its current position on Deering Street in 1889.
The Ulladulla Lighthouse is part of a network of navigational aids, shining its bright light twice every 10 seconds nightly.
Its significant position on the high cliffs of Warden's Head makes it a favourite visiting place for both locals and visitors. In the whale watching seasons the lighthouse area can count on big numbers of visitors, providing a great view.
However, over the years, tragic incidents have highlighted the need to reinforce the safety of the area.
The combination of both safety and tourism-inspired people from several agencies, Shoalhaven City Council, Crown Lands and the community worked together and the Ulladulla Lighthouse Group was established.
"Ulladulla is a growing area and we need to showcase our natural assets to the locals and visitors alike while maintaining safety for everyone who visits the site," Liz O'Connell Chairperson of the Ulladulla Lighthouse Group said.
After receiving $1 million state government funding late last year, as part of the NSW Government's COVID-19 stimulus program, the site is set to receive safety fencing and other upgrades.
Localconsulting, led by Cinnamon Dunsford, was engaged to consult with the community and develop the masterplan.
The masterplan is now in the final draft stages and will be presented to the Ulladulla Lighthouse Group on Saturday, March 6 at the Ulladulla Lighthouse.
The masterplan can also be found on the Shoalhaven Council webpage and at Ulladulla Library and all public submissions are welcome by March 15.