Students ‘Walk Safely to School’ on new pathway network
  • Friday 13 May 2016
School students walk to school on a new pathway in Currimundi

It will be safer and easier for Currimundi school students to join in Walk Safely to School Day on Friday May 20, after Sunshine Coast Council constructed $440,000 of new pathway connections in the area.

Each year, council upgrades pathways in a different area that is well travelled by school children – and this financial year, the focus was on Currimundi.

Division 3 Councillor Peter Cox said council was committed to making it easier for students and all residents to walk and cycle.

“Council is encouraging more people to choose active transport through events like Walk Safely to School Day and this type of infrastructure is vital for that to happen,” Cr Cox said.

“There is funding allocated each year to improve pathways and road crossings within a one kilometre radius of a school to create a safer path for children who walk and ride to school.

“Currimundi is the fourth school precinct where council had upgraded pathways through this program.

“The new and upgraded pathways are along Nicklin Way, Croydon Avenue, Coonowrin Street, Coochin Street and Coraki Street.”

Cr Cox encouraged families to register for Walk Safely to School Day, on May 20.

“Students who register will enter the draw for a range of great prizes including skateboards and scooters,” he said.

Register for Walk Safely to School Day now.