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Walkervale pathway work begins

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Divisional Councillor John Learmonth at Walkervale, where work is being undertaken to construct a new pathway along Boundary Street.

Walkervale will become a hub of construction next week, with work being undertaken to construct a new pathway along Boundary Street.

The new pathway, which will help connect pedestrians and cyclists from Walkervale to the CBD, is expected to be completed by September and is part of Council’s 2019-20 pathways program.

Divisional representative Cr John Learmonth said the construction would improve accessibility and mobility for residents.

“The Bundaberg Region is blessed with a number of attributes conducive to walking and cycling,” he said.

“The warm climate, flat topography, wide road reserves and attractive surrounding rural and coastal landscapes combine to make walking and cycling a desirable and viable mode of transport, recreation and social interaction,” he said.

“I appreciate the mobility requirements vary greatly throughout our diverse population which is reflected in our commitment to providing a quality connected pathway network suitable for a variety of user groups.”

Work is due to commence this week, and construction activities are expected to be carried out between 6.30 am and 6.30 pm, Monday to Saturday. 

Traffic control will be in place with closure of sections of the existing footpath, including modification to some access driveways. 

Access to private properties adjoining the work areas will be maintained during the construction period. 

Cr Learmonth said he was aware of the inconvenience construction work may cause but thanked residents and road users in advance for their patience and cooperation.

“Once complete, this pathway will be a fantastic addition to the area, encompassing Council's vision to create a high-quality, well-connected pathway network for all users while giving residents new ways to travel and explore our beautiful region,” he said.  

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