People across Dubbo will have more options to get to work, school and explore their local community through the NSW Government’s $110 million Get NSW Active program.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced over $460,000 for Dubbo Regional Council to improve footpath links, boosting accessibility across the city.
“Dubbo’s a fantastic place to live, work and play, and we want everyone to have access to all the wonderful things this region has to offer,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding will boost accessibility for people walking to access school, work, shopping and recreation, particularly for some of our more vulnerable residents.
“I hope these projects will also encourage more people to hit the streets to stay active while enjoying the great outdoors, with all the positive physical and mental benefits that brings!”
The projects include:
- Construction of a 1.5-metre-wide concrete footpath on the west side of Websdale Drive between Arthur Summons Street and Myall Street (totalling 740 metres);
- construction of a 1.5m-wide concrete footpath on the east side of Gipps Street between Myall Street and Mcleay Street (excluding the existing footpath), a 1.5m-wide concrete footpath on the north side of Mcleay Street between Gipps Street and Fitzroy Street and a 1.5m-wide concrete footpath on the west side of Fitzroy Street between Myall Street and Macleay Street (totalling 570m);
- construction of a 1.5m-wide concrete footpath on the north side of Wingewarra Street and Birch Avenue between Aspen Road and Belah Street (totalling 390m), and;
- construction of a 1.5m-wide concrete footpath on the south side of Cobra Street between 243 Cobra Street and Wheelers Lane (totalling 170m).
All the footpaths will be constructed based on Dubbo Regional Council Standard No. 5251 – Footpaths and Cycleway and 5166 – Pram Ramp.
“These important projects have been identified in Council’s Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan (PAMP) and are a priority for our community,” said Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Mathew Dickerson.
“I’d like to thank the state government for their contribution which will allow Council to deliver these improvements to our existing path network.”