Singleton Council is making tracks on extending footpaths, shared pathways and cycling networks across the Local Government Area (LGA).
And, now, residents are being invited to have their say on what projects they want to see brought to life.
The community is encouraged to vote on where they would like to see footpaths and cycleways installed over the next five years, helping to shape the draft Singleton Walking and Cycling Plan.
Council’s acting director infrastructure and planning Damian Morris said filling the gaps to create uninterrupted connections for pedestrians and cyclists was already underway.
“The Singleton Walking and Cycling Plan will provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to promoting and improving active transport across the LGA, driven by the needs and priorities of the community,” he explained.
“Residents told us footpaths and shared pathways were their top priority in the Create Singleton 2032 Community Strategic Plan.
“So, I’m pleased to say that only one year into our 10-year plan, we’re already delivering.
“We’re now working on developing the Singleton Walking and Cycling Plan.
“We’d like input from our community to ensure we’re delivering pathways and cycleways in the places they want and need them the most.
“The plan won’t just go to the heart of improving and extending our existing walking and bicycle network.
“It’ll also help us support active travel near our schools and encourage tourism by creating connectivity across the landscape for walking and cycling, which was also identified as a key action in the new Hunter Valley Destination Management Plan.”
It’s easy for everyone to have a say.
From now until 11 August, simply drop a pin on council’s online social pinpoint board, complete the online survey or attend one of the face-to-face drop-in sessions, which are scheduled for:
- 31 July – 8am-10am: Singleton Gym and Swim
- 2 August – 11am-2pm: Singleton Square Shopping Centre
- 2 August – 2.30pm-5pm: Singleton Square Shopping Centre
- 3 August – 3.30pm-6pm: Singleton Heights Sport Centre
For further information and to have a say, visit www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/walkingandcyclingplan
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