San Remo,
24
April
2015
|
06:31
Australia/Melbourne

Final Works Begin On Shared Pathway

Construction on the final stage of the Anderson to San Remo shared pathway has begun this week.

Bass Coast Shire Council has engaged a number of contractors to build the final stage of the works between Potters Hill Road and the township of Anderson.

Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, said the 3km link would connect with the Wonthaggi Rail Trail at Anderson, and as well a continuation from the Stage 1 works and continue towards Clifford Road.

“Council is also working diligently with VicRoads to seek final design approvals for the section between Clifford Road and the Anderson roundabout,” Cr Drew said.

Cr Drew said he was thrilled to see the project move into the final stages and that the ‘Path to Nowhere’ was always going to be, in fact, a ‘Path to Somewhere’.

“After more than two years of work, the footpath will finally provide that connection between Wonthaggi and San Remo,” Cr Drew said.

“There is another project proposed for 2015/16, funded by developer contributions, to connect this path into the township of San Remo.”

The works are funded by Putting Locals First Program grant of over $364,000, with a Council contribution of $200,000. The total project cost is just over $564,000.

This project is consistent with the objectives of the Bass Coast Shire Services Asset Management Plan designed to improve lifestyle opportunities and options through the built environment.

This project is supported by Destination Gippsland Strategic Plan 2014 and Phillip Island Integrated Transport Study 2013, which encourage the development of safe, accessible recreational pathways for pedestrian and cyclists

It is anticipated that the majority of path will be completed by the end of 2015, weather permitting.

For any queries, or more information on the path, please contact Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/sharedpathway.