- Tuesday 11 October 2011
Sunshine Coast Council is working on a number of sustainable transport infrastructure projects in Caloundra as part of its ongoing commitment to improving safety, lifestyle and the environment.
Council is constructing three new pathways as part of its local pathway network program in Wellington Parade, Moreton Parade and Arthur Street.
Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said council’s commitment to sustainable transport is starting to show real results on the ground.
"Council has started work on a 1.8 metre wide concrete pathway along a section of Moreton Parade in Caloundra between Orvieto Terrace and Mahia Terrace," he said.
"It will provide a link for the existing pathways network along the southern side of Moreton Parade and create a safe, all-weather walkway for pedestrians.
"This project is expected to be complete within a week, weather permitting.
"The new pathway at Wellington Parade will be two metres wide and and connect the existing pathway on the eastern side of Albert Street and continue along to link with the pathway on Russell Street.
"Work is also underway on a new three metre wide concrete pathway connecting Arthur Street to Nicklin Way.
"This pathway will link the existing pathway near Central Park and will follow the existing road reserve between Ben Bennett Park and both the RSL Nursing Home and Animya Nursing Home."
Cr Dwyer said traffic management measures were in place for all projects and future vegetation plantings would take place to off-set any trees removed during construction.
"Pathways are important on-the-ground networking facilities that provide a safe way for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy their local environment and leave their cars at home," he said.
"I look forward to the completion of these important pathway links and thank local residents for their patience while construction is in progress."
All pathways (more commonly known as footpaths) in Queensland are legally shared zones for cyclists and pedestrians, including skaters, scooters and rip-sticks, unless signed otherwise.
For further information about sharing pathways, visit the Share with Care campaign on council’s website.