A new pathway project will link Bundaberg East residents to surrounding services and the CBD when it's completed by the end of April.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the two-stage project has taken in parts of Princess Street, from Scotland Street to Cross Street, and Bargara Road as part of an ongoing strategy to connect the community.
“This project is designed to fill in missing links and improve the quality of the pathway which forms parts of the busy network that connects the residents of East Bundaberg with the CBD,” he said.
“It will also help facilitate the movement of people in and around the high number of retail, commercial, industrial, educational and tourism businesses that exist and continue to develop in Bundaberg East.
“This includes the new KFC and proposed Hungry Jacks development, as well as our burgeoning brewing industry featuring Bundaberg Brewed Drinks and Bundaberg Rum, all providing developer confidence in the area and the region as a whole.”
Mayor Dempsey said the pathway projects were being constructed by local company Christensen Industries with Stage 1 already finalised.
“Stage 1 was a renewal project that has involved the removal and replacement of 280 metres of significantly damaged infrastructure along a major pedestrian route,” he said.
“Stage 2, which is currently under construction, is a continuation of the principal pathway network along Princess Street and Bargara Road.
“This involves 180 metres of new pathway.”
Mayor Dempsey said the pathway project was part of Bundaberg Regional Council‘s commitment to help residents and visitors engage with the community around them.
“Council appreciates the mobility requirements vary greatly throughout our diverse population which is reflected in our commitment to providing a quality connected pathway network suitable for use for a variety of user groups,” he said.
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