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Shared pathway to encourage locals to get outdoors

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Construction on a shared pathway in Lake Macquarie is set to start this week in a bid to provide a safe place for the community to get outdoors.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said the three metre-wide shared pathway along Bay Vista Road at Brightwaters would provide an area for people to exercise and commute.

“Our City offers cycling enthusiasts and pedestrians a growing number of paths and routes to explore,” she said.

“This shared pathway will provide a connection for pedestrians and cyclists from Bonnells Bay to Brightwaters, linking to the Morisset to Bonnells Bay shared path.

“The continued extension of the shared path network provides opportunities for our community to be active and lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro thanked Lake Macquarie City Council for its commitment to supporting healthy lifestyles and recreation.

“We know all too well right now how important outdoor exercise is and these new pathways will allow people to get their fill of fitness while keeping safe,” he said.

“This is exactly the kind of project the Stronger Country Communities Fund is designed to deliver, projects, upgrades and amenities that make a big difference to everyday life.”

The shared pathway follows a successful grant application made by the council for the project to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Works are expected to be completed in February next year, weather permitting.

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