Work is starting soon on a new pathway along Burrum Street which will improve connectivity to the CBD and nearby medical facilities.
The new pathway, which is about 400 m long, will extend between the existing pathway on Burrum Street to George Street.
The project will also connect the overhead pedestrian rail crossing at Electra street and the existing pathway on George Street.
Bundaberg Regional Council Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said it was part of Council’s extensive pathway program.
“In recent years Council has undertaken a lot of work on the region’s pathway network to improve connectivity and recreational opportunities,” Cr Trevor said.
“The Burrum Street pathway project will link with other existing pathways, improving accessibility to facilities and services in this area which include a school and the Friendlies Private Hospital.
“A new stretch of pathway will also formalise access to the pedestrian rail crossing for Bundaberg West residents accessing the CBD on foot.”
Local contractor Christensen Industries was awarded the tender and will carry out the works.
Environment portfolio spokesperson Cr Wayne Honor said Council’s qualified arborist had been working closely with the infrastructure team on the project which would necessitate the removal of approximately four street trees.
“Once the project is completed there will be a native tree planting program along the new Burrum Street pathway,” Cr Honor said.
“The trees will be removed as part of the pathway works and Council will liaise directly with nearby residents.”
The Burrum Street pathway works are expected to take about two months, weather permitting.
I have asked Cr Steve Cooper to look into a dirt pathway on the wide section south of Bundaberg. This would link southern suburbs to the facilities in the southern corridor of Bundaberg (Stockland, Brothers and Coles, etc). There are no shops in this section so we all need to drive in.
At the moment walkers and cyclists must use parts of the very busy Isis Hwy to bypass drains. Most of the area is wonderful to ride/walk on.
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