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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Residents to explore Lake Mac with new pathway

Exploring Lake Macquarie just became easier thanks to the completion of a new shared path in the western suburb of Brightwaters.

The 1.1-kilometre-long and 3-metre-wide pathway connects Fishery Point Road and Bulgonia Road in Brightwaters and provides pedestrian linkages to Bonnells Bay and through to Morisset.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said she was thrilled to see the community already making use of the shared pathway when she visited the site this week.

“It’s wonderful to see locals already taking advantage of the shared pathway, especially in the school holidays by riding and walking along with kids,” she said.

“We have a very active community and I’m happy to see residents making the most of the new addition.

“This new path adds to our more than 665 kilometres of footpaths and cycleways across the City.

“It looks absolutely fantastic – it’s nice and wide for cyclists and pedestrians alike, and it’s great how it works its way through bushland alongside the road.”

The $1.6 billion project was completed in four stages and was jointly funded by the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and Lake Macquarie City Council.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Taylor Martin said it was another example of the state government’s commitment to boosting regional communities.

“The Bay Vista Road shared pathway is a fantastic addition to Lake Macquarie, encouraging the community to get active and spend more time outdoors and less time commuting in cars,” he said.

In the coming 12 months, the council will also complete work on shared pathways at Greenway Track in Blackalls Park, as well as the final section of the shared pathway from Speers Point to Glendale.

“Making it easier to move around our City is very important,” Cr Fraser said.

“Not only is it great for recreation, but new footpath and shared pathway infrastructure will also help improve accessibility and provide essential pedestrian links to our economic centres.”

To view a map of all of Council’s planed works and projects for 2021-2022, visit lakemac.com.au/Current-projects

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