Council on track to complete footpath program

Published on 12 January 2017

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By the end of this financial year, Northern Grampians Shire Council will have delivered $147,000 in upgrades to footpath networks in Stawell and St Arnaud.

Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll said four major footpath programs had been carried out over the past 12 months to improve safety and connect key locations.

“We have almost completed our 2016/17 footpath program which has involved works in both of the shire’s major townships,” he said.

“Upgrades have been carried out on a number of paths that receive high volumes of foot traffic, including disability and tourist routes.”

In St Arnaud, the footpath along North Western Road connecting the aged care facility and school to the CBD received $65,000 in improvements, while a new $30,000 footpath was constructed in Queens Avenue to connect existing paths, enhance the St Arnaud Cultural Heritage Trail and assist people travelling to and from McCallum Disability Services.

Works in Stawell included a $26,000 upgrade of the footpath in Alfred Street which has improved access to the Stawell Leisure Complex and helped to connect pedestrian traffic with the CBD. Longfield Street also benefited from a $26,000 upgrade. The high traffic area is used by a number of students to access the pedestrian crossing at Western Highway, as well people walking to McDonalds and the BP service station.

PHOTO:  The completed footpath upgrade in Queens Avenue, St Arnaud.