Urangan resident Lyall Thompson on the
Urangan resident Lyall Thompson on the "pathway" that runs from the end of Charlton Esplanade over Moolyyir Creek. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle Alistair Brightman

Strollers dirty about development but walkway coming soon

LYALL Thompson is upset about not being able to stroll in front of Urangan's Marina Shores development, but a new pathway there could change all that.

While Mr Thompson said "hundreds of walkers" had now diverted their nature walks elsewhere due to a newly built retaining wall cutting into the path near Moolyyir Creek, the site's project manager, Glen Winney from Win Projects, said a new elevated public access pathway in front of the development would soon be built.

"The completed pathway will be a combination of concrete footpath and the area closer to the bridge will be a timber boardwalk to have the least impact in that area."

"Once completed the public will have far better access then they previously had going through long grass on someone's private land," he said.

Mr Winney's explanation of the project's design came after Mr Thompson, his partner Carollyne Foster and Pulgul St neighbour Dorothy Scully met with mayoral candidate Jannean Dean on Wednesday to discuss the matter.

The three once strolled on the privately owned piece of foreshore to access the nearby beach, prior to construction works beginning in December.

Since 2011, plans to develop the site have attracted criticism from those concerned about the conservation of Moolyyir Creek.

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