Bug’s chuffed about Bay’s pathways
THE FRASER Coast Regional Council has combined with the Rudd government to provide $1.9 million towards a new shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians – and no one could be happier about it than the Fraser Coast Bicycle Users Group.
The new pathway will be between Urraween Road and Boat Harbour drive and will be included as a section of the Hervey Bay Links Corridor project.
Lana Stewart, secretary of the bicycle users group, said the pathway would be a welcome addition to the pathways already used by the group.
She said the pathway would also serve as a link between the Fraser Coast Southern Cross University campus and the Wide Bay TAFE campus.
The Fraser Coast Bicycle Users Group has more than 100 members and Ms Stewart said they would all benefit from the new cycleway.
It will also provide a pathway for those wishing to access the central business and retail districts by foot or bike, federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Anthony Albanese said.
“In total, this project is worth more than $1.9 million and we are delivering it in partnership with the Fraser Coast Regional Council,” Mr Albanese said.
“I inspected this project and met with the Fraser Coast Regional Council during an official visit last month.
“The Rudd Government is funding this project through our $40 million National Bike Paths Projects fund, which is a key element of the Rudd Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.
“It will support 33 jobs during construction, delivering a boost to the Hervey Bay economy.”