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Home Council Childers footpaths pave way for healthy lifestyle

Childers footpaths pave way for healthy lifestyle

Lions Drive footpath
Kyle Everett, Cr Bill Trevor and Mayor Jack Dempsey at the new Lions Drive footpath in Childers.

Community connectivity is being improved in Childers with 520 metres of new pathway nearly completed on Lions Drive.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said more than two kilometres of pathways have been constructed in Childers and Woodgate Beach over the past 18 months.

“The Lions Drive project will connect the backpacker accommodation through to Fig Tree Treasures on the corner of Taylor Street and the highway and connect with footpath from the original Childers Streetscape project at St Joseph’s School,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“This now provides a safe and secure option to keep people off roads and on to flat, constructed footpaths.

“There are benefits for fitness, mobility and enabling outdoor activities for people with a disability.”

Divisional representative Bill Trevor said footpaths improve connectivity to shops and schools and promote a healthy lifestyle.

“People are now finding it enjoyable to walk to the shops rather than jumping in the car to make the short trip to town,” he said.

“Areas such as Crescent Street, Lord Street and Ashby Lane have had smaller sections completed to fill in the gaps that had previously been a drawback for people of all abilities to use footpaths.

“Woodgate Beach has also had its share of work undertaken with two projects in the vicinity of Mackerel Street and Ocean View Drive.”

Council received funding assistance from the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.

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