Section of shared walkway completed

Work on a section of a shared loop pathway in Mudgee has been completed – with runners, walkers and cyclists in the town now having access to concreted paths that enable safe outdoor exercise.

Further sections are still to be completed on the pathway, that will eventually connect Mudgee’s town centre around Walkers Oval, across the Cudgegong River through to Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex, and out to the Putta Bucca residential area, the Putta Bucca Wetlands and around to the Mudgee Racecourse before returning to Mudgee’s Olympic swimming pool, Lawson Park and the CBD.

Almost $200,000 of NSW Government funding was given to Mid-Western Regional Council to complete the section of path connecting Putta Bucca Wetlands to the Putta Bucca residential area.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the path gives residents a chance to exercise on almost 8km of pathway.

“We’ve seen through the COVID-19 period how beneficial it can be to get outdoors and get some fresh air and exercise, and this pathway will make that easier for the people of Mudgee,” Mr Saunders said.

“Whether it is before work or after work, and whether to want to do the entire path or just part of it, there are safe options for people who want to get out for a walk, a run or a bike ride.

“We’ve also funded some increased lighting through the Pitts Lane area at Glen Willow, which will improve safety through that part of the circuit.”

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