San Remo,
16
January
2015
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23:34
Australia/Melbourne

Walk Along San Remo’s New Footpath

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A completed two kilometre section of the San Remo to Anderson shared footpath is now open for public use.

With works on Stage 1 of the footpath now complete, including an elevated boardwalk adjacent to Silverwater Resort, the section between Potters Hill Road and Punchbowl Road has been opened in time for the peak tourist period.

Anderson Ward Councillor, Bradley Drew, said the decision was made following the final on-site inspection and risk assessment meeting held on 23 December 2014.

“Both residents and visitors will be able to enjoy stunning coastal views from the new boardwalk platform,” Mr Drew said.

“The elevated boardwalk has also been constructed to withstand harsh coastal conditions, which will reduce the need for future maintenance requirements.”

Cr Drew congratulated local contractors, ADA Constructions, on the great job they’d done on the path, in particular highlighting the recycled materials used in the boardwalk section.

“This path will reinvigorate the gateway of Phillip Island and encompasses some of our most prominent features; our stunning natural environment and wide range of outdoor activities, including walking and cycling.

“This path really represents who we are and where we’re heading.”

Supervision of young children utilising pathway networks within the Bass Coast Shire is encouraged regardless of path location or category.

Following the completion of Stage 1, Council’s General Manager Infrastructure, Cohen Van Der Velde, said the Stage 3 connection to the Anderson bus terminal was now in the final planning stage.

“The shared path has always been a planned staged project, with Council working in partnership with numerous authorities,” Mr Van Der Velde said.

“The section that will connect to existing paths in San Remo will be built as part of new subdivisions.

“Final planning is also being done for this section, it is envisaged it will be in the construction stage at the same time as Stage 3.”

The overall project is funded through grants from the Victorian Government Regional Growth Fund via the Local Government Infrastructure Program and will be funded over four years, with the design and investigation completed in 2011/12.

Construction of the pathway is estimated to be completed in 2016.