New shared pathway for Pelican Point

NEW SHARED PATHWAY: There will be new shared pathways between Pelican Point and Carpenter Rocks. Picture: ISOBEL HASTINGS

GRANT District Council is one step closer to developing a shared pathway between Carpenters Rocks and Pelican Point.

It comes following an additional $59,450 in funding was allocated to complete the project as part of the fourth phase of Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding.

Council chief executive officer Darryl Whicker said the pathways ideas resulted from township meetings held across the district.

He said the shared pathways recently constructed – including the one in Mil Lel – was the idea of the local association.

“In our current strategic management plan it points to a future strategy on bikes and walking paths which is something the council will consider in the future budget,” Mr Whicker said.

“There is a lot of physical and social value to shared paths and it also provides a safe avenue to families for transport whether that be walking or riding bikes.

“It also provides connectivity within communities as well and in addition this will be along the coastline.”

He said the project would be special because it gave a real “manner of improvement” along the coastline which could be enjoyed by community visitors.

According to a council report, the updated work schedule allocated the remaining $25,000 in funds to community facility improvements.

This included $15,000 for improved accessibility and functionality of the Port MacDonnell Community Hall and $10,000 for painting and improvements to Yahl Memorial Hall.

Communication indicating approval of variation to the work schedule was received on May 13.