Thursday, April 25, 2024

Contractor appointed for Penrith pathway   

NSW

Penrith City Council has appointed a contractor to progress pedestrian pathway works on Nepean Avenue.

Axial Constructions Pty Ltd has been awarded the detailed design and construction contract after a competitive tender process.

Council says the company will now prepare a detailed design, with the work to be informed by the community feedback received during consultation last year. Construction is expected to start by mid- 2024. 

Penrith Mayor, Todd Carney said it was exciting to see the project progressing, knowing the benefits it will bring to the community.  

“Not only will we see significant improvements to pedestrian safety with the delivery of this new pathway, but the missing link on the popular ‘Bridge to Bridge’ loop of the Great River Walk will also finally be realised,” Mayor Carney. 

“Council is looking forward to working closely with Axial Constructions to finalise the design and ensure the smooth delivery of this project for Nepean Avenue residents and regular users of the Great River Walk.”  

The new pathway will be built on the western side of Nepean Avenue, between Memorial Avenue and Tench Reserve, within the existing road verge. The path will feature a stamped concrete buffer and lighting bollards to separate pedestrians from passing traffic.  

The project will also see Nepean Avenue transformed into a two-way quietway, with a lower speed limit and traffic calming paver bands to create a safer environment for cyclists, and all road users.  

The project is being funded by Council and the NSW Government. The Council secured a $1.25 million grant under the Metropolitan Greenspace Program, and a further $2.5 million is being allocated from Council’s District Open Space Contributions Plan. 

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