Guyra Shire Council Mayor Hans Hietbrink, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Project Manager Ned Mozzell and General Manager Peter Stewart pictured where the new shared footpath and cycleway will be constructed in Guyra.
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has announced $75,000 in funding from the State Government for Guyra Shire Council to construct shared footpaths and cycleways in Guyra and Tingha, as part of its plan to promote healthier lifestyles across both communities.
Mr Marshall said council would construct a 600 metre shared user path along Abercrombie Street in Guyra and another 560 metre pathway in Tingha along Ruby Street from the Tingha Public School to the CBD.
“Guyra residents are very enthusiastic cyclists and council is keen to provide the infrastructure that will make getting around Guyra easier and safer,” Mr Marshall said.
“The Abercrombie Street pathway when completed next year will run from the Guyra MPS to Ollera Street. It will be built in two stages with construction on the Ollera Street to White Park section commencing in June this year.
“The shared pathways will be 2.5 meters wide which will encourage and enable more people to walk and ride, contributing to a more active and healthier lifestyle.
“The expansions of Guyra’s aged care facility, Kolora, is expected to be completed in March next year and this pathway will give residents a wonderful reason to get out and get active and provide a safe route into town or just to White Park.”
Mr Marshall said council would also install bicycle parking frames throughout the Guyra CBD and way-finding signs to ensure the town is user friendly for visitors.
“The shared pathway in Tingha from the school to the CBD will be a very welcome upgrade for the village and will make the journey to school for students a lot safer,” he said.
Guyra Shire Mayor Hans Hietbrink said there was a lot of foot and bicycle traffic in the area and the new pathway in Guyra would link up with the already well-established paths throughout the town.
“This is a great program and we are very pleased to be able to extend the pathway all the way from the MPS and the new aged care facility to the CBD,” Cr Hietbrink said.