Almost three kilometres of pathway will soon be added to streets throughout Bundaberg with Council calling tenders for the significant project.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the works represented eight projects that would address a range of issues from renewal of damaged infrastructure to mobility and access issues.
“These #BRCbudget19 works are part of our ongoing commitment to improving access and increasing recreational opportunities right throughout the region,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Some of these projects have been on the waiting list for some time and I know that they will be welcomed by residents.
“Increasing and maintaining our pathway network is certainly a priority for Council, providing benefits from safer access for students at Kepnock State High School to connecting residents with nearby community facilities.
“It’s great to see the high level of use our pathways are already getting with families taking the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful region.”
Pathway projects in the tender include:
Kepnock Road – an additional 1000m of pathway will be added along Kepnock Road from the recently completed works on Elliott Heads Road through to Baird Street. In addition to this project Council will also be installing a pedestrian refuge to assist those using the Elliott Heads Road pathway to cross Kepnock Road.
Thabeban Street – 630m of pathway will be constructed from Barolin Street west to Ritchie Street, filling the missing section between existing facilities.
Boundary Street – 770m will be added to the existing pathway as part of Council’s long term plan connecting Avenell Heights, Kepnock and Walkervale with nearby facilities and the CBD.
Faldt Street – Pathway will be added to the entire length of Faldt Street over the next two financial years. This initial stage will be from Walker Street to Nott Street. As part of this project it is planned to provide kerb ramps and sealed shoulders at the intersections to assist people who access the heavily utilised bus stop network on both sides of Faldt Street.
Thornhill Street – about 260m of pathway will be added to connect existing pathways to the Botanic Gardens.
Grimwood Street – 200m of pathway will be construction from Bauer Street to Whalley Street connecting to recently completed pathways.
Princess Street part one – this pathway renewal work will replace significantly damaged pathways along a major pedestrian route between Scotland Street and Cross Street.
Princess Street part two – the pathway network will be continued in this area in the vicinity of Eastgate and Olsen Streets.