In mid-October 2019, Council will start work on several projects to improve Echo Point for the community and visitors. 

The upgrades include:

•    a new gathering place (amphitheatre)
•    a new Prince of Wales Lookout
•    an accessible, night-lit boardwalk connecting the lookouts, amphitheatre and Council's accredited Visitor Information Centre (VIC), and
•    security bollards and CCTV.

We expect to complete the works by August 2020.

There will be partial closures of Echo Point during the construction period. We thank you for your patience during this period.

The accredited Visitor Information Centre at Echo Point will remain open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm, throughout the project (except for Christmas Day).  Our friendly staff can help you plan your visit in the Blue Mountains.

Council received matched funding from the Federal Government’s National Stronger Regions grant program for this project.

Gathering place

A new gathering place (amphitheatre) is being created, in consultation with Traditional Owners, to provide an impressive and immersive experience for all those who visit the site.

  • It will be a space, on the eastern side of the Echo Point platform, for about 70 people.
  • It will provide a place for the community and visitors to sit and experience Echo Point and the Jamison Valley.
  • The amphitheatre will have an etched map of Country in the stage area, as well as other interpretive elements.

New Prince of Wales lookout and accessible, night-lit boardwalk

  • This project will re-open the Prince of Wales Lookout that has been closed for 10 years.
  • The project also includes a 140-metre raised, accessible, night-lit walkway that will connect the existing Queen Elizabeth Lookout to the new Prince of Wales Lookout, the new amphitheatre, the main Echo Point platform and the Visitor Information Centre.

Evacuation signs, security bollards and CCTV

  • Council continues to improve visitor facilities and safety at Echo Point and in August 2018, Council also secured a Federal Government Safer Communities grant to introduce security measures at this high profile and unique location.
  • Council is installing bollards and a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) system at Echo Point to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community and visitors at the site. All works will be conducted in line with relevant legislation, regulation and best practice guidelines.
  • Four CCTV cameras will be erected at the entry of the Echo Point precinct and another two under the Queen Elizabeth Lookout.
  • CCTV cameras will be directed at the platform and not at private property.
  • Evacuation signage has already been installed at the site.