Saturday, May 25, 2024

$1m Rockhampton footpath plan fills missing links in Council network

Close to $1 million worth of footpaths have been built throughout the Rockhampton region thanks to a joint project between the Queensland Government and Rockhampton Regional Council.

As part of the state government’s Works for Queensland Round 3 program nearly 2.5kms of footpaths have been constructed over the last 18 months. 

Rockhampton Region Mayor, Tony Williams said the footpaths were identified as missing links in Council’s footpath network, which he hopes will encourage more walking and cycling in the region.

“The Works for Queensland Funding has helped us fill in missing links in our footpath network and will go a long way to increase community connectivity through the creation of walking circuits for everyone to enjoy,” Mayor Williams said.

“An example of this is the new footpath on Norman Road, near Juds Park, which I am sure people have no doubt been enjoying since its completion last year.

“These works have filled in missing gaps so that there is an almost complete 3.5km loop connecting Norman Road to Dean Street, Kerrigan Street, and back around via Moores Creek Road.

“These paths have also provided a connection from Norman Road to the walking path on Frenchville Road for anyone looking for that bit more distance in their walking route.”

Infrastructure Councillor, Ellen Smith said the program had specifically focused on new footpath infrastructure.

“The works on Norman Road have involved construction of concrete footpaths as well as some modification of stormwater drainage,” Cr Smith said.

“We know that the time and delays involved in building new paths can be a bit frustrating however I’m sure we can all agree that having these links is a big win for the community.

“We are extremely appreciative to have received funding through Round 3 of the Works for Queensland program for not only the footpaths on Norman Road but also for paths on Gavial Gracemere Road, North Street, Elphinstone Street, Thozet Road, Kerrigan Street, Nobbs Street, Berserker Street, Lion Creek Road, Springfield Drive, Morgan Street, and Graeme Acton Way.” 

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