Inverell Shire Council Project Manager Kevin Tseng, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Deputy Mayor Anthony Michael pictured near where the new shared footpath and cycleway will be constructed.
Thursday, 21 April 2016
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced $43,910 in funding from the State Government to assist Inverell Shire Council further extrend its shared footpath and cycleway network, as part council’s plan to promote healthier lifestyles across the community.
Mr Marshall said the grant was part of the government’s commitment to invest in local government infrastructure that provided opportunities for people to get up, get out and get active.
Mr Marshall said council would construct 190 metres of shared footpath/cycleway along the western side of the Macintyre River across to old Bundara Road on the southern side of town.
“This will give residents living on the southern side of town, much easier access to the town’s facilities,” Mr Marshall said.
“We know that community members are more likely to walk or cycle if they have a convenient route to use.
“This project is good news for the Inverell community and will encourage and enable more people to walk and ride, contributing to a more active and healthier lifestyle.”
Inverell Shire Deputy Mayor Anthony Michael said there was a lot of foot traffic in the area and the new path 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 caravan park to the CBD,” Cr Michael said.
“There are many travelers who stay at the caravan park and they will enjoy being able to have a pleasant stroll or ride along the path to access the town’s main facilities.”