New pathway helps to get residents out and about

New pathways welcomed
Argyle Gardens residents Donald Driver, Len Blunt, Sylvia McNamara, Jan James and Mavis Scherer say getting around the Avoca area has been made easier thanks to new pathways, including along Johnston Street.

Avoca and Millbank residents have welcomed a new 1.3km path which gives better access to local businesses.

The pathway was funded across three financial years at a total cost of $325,000.

Bundaberg Regional Council's divisional representative Cr Steve Cooper said much of the work was made possible through Works for Queensland funding.

“The pathway came to a total cost of $325,000 across three financial years,” he said.

Now finished, the pathway links well-established residential areas to shopping centres, businesses and more.

This includes Johnston Street, which runs behind Stockland Shopping Centre and the Bundaberg Cemetery.

“This project was originally requested by the community who identified a need for a pathway along Johnston Street,” Cr Cooper said.

“This section, combined with the recently completed Duffy Street pathway, also provides access to the wider principal network pathway on Avoca Street, which is currently utilised by a number of people for exercise and keeping active.”

Manager at Argyle Gardens, Jo Pennisi, said the new pathway had been beneficial for her residents.

“It makes it so much easier for them to get around,” she said.

“A lot of our residents also go for an afternoon stroll and now, because of the new pathway, there is no longer any dust around which is just great.”

Cr Cooper said he was pleased the pathway was already ticking boxes for those that lived nearby.

“This pathway provides connectivity for residents with shopping, sporting, school and transport facilities in the area enabling them to fully engaged with their community,” he said.


  1. Fairymead Road North Bundaberg could do with storm drain and channeling and guttering badly, but then I suppose out of mind out of site

  2. I am looking forward to the pathway linking north bundaberg to the shopping centre.

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