New Path To Link School And CBD

Bass Coast Shire Council has appointed a contractor to build a 2.5 metre wide concrete footpath running from the Bass Coast Specialist School to Watt Street, with works currently in progress.

“The pathway will provide access for students from the Specialist School to the Wonthaggi CBD and Webb’s Shed,” Council’s Infrastructure Director, Felicity Sist, said.

“Existing footpaths will also be widened to 2.5 metres.”

Ms Sist said the path will be located adjacent to the Specialist School and run through the site of the CFA shed on McKenzie Street, which has already been removed.

“A safe crossing will be constructed at Edgar Street, and the path will then pass nearby residential properties and cross over Baillieu Street East,” Ms Sist said.

"The new crossing location in McKenzie Street (north of Edgar Street) has been chosen as it is considered the safest point in regard to clear vision in both directions.

“It will also avoid costly service relocation in other areas.“

The path will connect to the existing footpath at Watt Street."

Construction is expected to take approximately eight weeks, weather permitting, and access to some properties may be disrupted during the works.

“Landowners will be notified of any access restrictions to their properties in advance,” Ms Sist said.

Funding for this project has been provided through a partnership between the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure’s Transport Investing in Regions initiative, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and Council.

If anyone has any questions regarding this project, please contact Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.