New Path To Connect Cowes Hot Spots

Bass Coast Shire Council will begin construction on a new pathway link along Genesta Street in Cowes from Chapel Street to Church Street this February.

Council’s Acting General Manager Infrastructure, Cohen Van Der Velde, said the $36,000 project was an important part of Council’s Footpaths Upgrade Program.

“The 1.5m wide concrete path will provide pedestrians another safe, off-road alternative from the busy Chapel Street area though to the Church Street commercial area,” Mr Van Der Velde said.

“Connection points at Kennon Court will also be installed to cater for future path projects.”

Mr Van Der Velde said the new path would complement similar projects recently completed along Warley Avenue from Chapel Street to The Esplanade, and along Bass Avenue from Chapel Street to The Esplanade.

“These projects, along with the Genesta Street project, are important footpath upgrades to ensure a safe walking environment for pedestrians,” Mr Van Der Velde said.

“These streets experience high traffic use from both vehicles and pedestrians.

“This project, along with the other path upgrades, that have taken place in and around Thompson Avenue, will minimise the conflict between vehicles and pedestrians.

“This project is in response to customer requests received from local residents, and has been adopted by Council as a key path project.”

The overall project is funded through grants from the Victorian Government Regional Growth Fund via the Local Government Infrastructure Program and is estimated to take in four weeks to complete.

For further information, please contact Council’s Infrastructure Division on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.