Park and ride path on its way

Construction works have begun on a new pathway connection along Corinella Road in Corinella between the V/Line car park on Bass Highway and Bass Valley Primary School.

Bass Coast Shire Council is working closely with Westernport Water as simultaneous projects have been programmed for this section of Corinella Road. While this may cause a delay in completion of the path project, undertaking both projects at once will prevent future disruptions for path users.

Leadbeater Ward Councillor, Clare Le Serve, said this project will deliver a safe, off-road, shared path connecting the existing V/Line bus stop car park on the Bass Highway to the primary school.

“Currently, the only safe mode of transport is by car or bus. The Bass Valley Primary School Park and Walk Project will enable students at the school to be able to walk at least part of the way to school,” Cr Le Serve said, adding the path will be around 600m long.

“This path will complement and provide connectivity to similar projects planned for the future.”

The project is also an important part of Council’s Paths Extension Program under the adopted Roads Services Asset Management Plan, and will ensure delivery of the Community Service Levels, Connectivity and Community Health.

The project was also identified and supported by the Bass Valley School Council.

The overall project is funded through the Park and Walk Grants Program (Victoria Walks supported by VicHealth) and is anticipated to be completed by early May, weather permitting.

This $50,000 project is being carried out by Steve Wheatley Constructions, a local contractor providing employment to locals.

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