Bass Coast,
22
July
2016
|
03:43
Australia/Melbourne

Path projects across the Shire

Bass Coast Shire Council is constructing three pathway links in Grantville, Inverloch and Wonthaggi after requests from the community.

Construction will begin soon on pathways along Pier Road in Grantville, Cashin Street in Inverloch and McKenzie Street in Wonthaggi.

In all three towns, the construction of a 1.5m wide concrete path will provide pedestrians with a safe pathway from the existing path network to the commercial and shopping precincts.

These projects are an important part of the Roads Upgrade Program under the adopted Roads Services Asset Management Plan and will ensure delivery of the Community Service levels, Connectivity and Community Health.

Grantville

The Pier Road works will include the construction of a path from 10 Pier Road to 18 Pier Road, and will also include the installation of a safe crossing at Paul Street, which is compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act, and complete the connection from the foreshore.

This will cater for residents and visitors of the Grantville Caravan Park, as residents and visitors in this area currently have limited safe off road options.

Alternatively, pedestrians can access the foreshore walking track without having to walk on the road.

Inverloch

The Cashin Street works will involve the construction of a path from 69 Cashin Street to Diane Place, and include a safe, compliant crossing to the Dixon Street footpath network.

This will complete the final gap from the Opal Seahaven aged care facility and connect with the existing path at Dixon Street.

Currently, able residents have limited alternatives to venture beyond the facility due to its location on Cashin Street, with the street becoming a main thoroughfare for traffic and posing a potential risk to the elderly attempting to cross to the footpath on Dixon Street.

Once completed, Dixon Street residents will also have the ability to travel to Inverloch’s CBD entirely off-road.

Wonthaggi

Construction will also commence on a new pathway link and safe, compliant crossing along Mortimer Street in Wonthaggi from 7 Mortimer Street to Korumburra Road. The path will provide an alternative safe off-road connection for the residential area in the North West area of McKenzie Street.

Currently, residents in this area have limited safe off road options apart from McKenzie Street which adds considerable distance to their journey.

All path projects are expected to be completed in two weeks.

For further information or any concerns please contact Bass Coast Shire Council at 1300 BCoast (226278).