San Remo,

Missing link under construction

Construction of Stage 3 of the Anderson to San Remo shared path now underway will complete the missing link between the the Bass Coast Rail Rail and Silverwater Resort (Potters Hill Road).

The final section of path will link the completed boardwalk section at Silverwater Resort with the existing path network in San Remo which is currently in the design and consultation stage. This stage will be fully funded by contributions received from the Island View development.

Bass Coast Shire Council has appointed contractors SR Excavations Pty Ltd to build a gravel shared path along Phillip Island Road between the Clifford Road and Anderson Bus Interchange.

This will add a further 1.3 km of pathway to Anderson Bus Interchange area and link with the existing rail trail at Anderson.

The works involve the construction of a 2.5m wide shared gravel path with incorporated drains to divert the run-off away from the path and vegetation will be cleared along the construction site as required.

Works are expected to take two to three month to complete, weather permitting.

The shared path has been designed and engineered in accordance with current standards, and will include the installation of fencing, bollards or handrails, as well as signage along the path at appropriate locations.

Installation of guardrail fences at the Anderson Roundabout will provide protection to pedestrians and cyclists.

Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, said this section completes the 3km link to the Bass Coast Rail Trail that was started last year.

“After working diligently with VicRoads on the final design for this section, I am very excited to see the link finally completed,” Cr Drew said.

“Locals and visitors alike will now be able to start their journey at Wonthaggi and walk, run or ride all the way to Silverwater Resort in San Remo.”

The $420,000 project has been jointly funded by a grant from the Victorian Government Regional Growth Fund via the Local Government Infrastructure Program, and Council.

This project is being delivered as part of Council’s 2015/16 Capital Works program and 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.