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Footpath design

Photo showing a woman's feet as she walks along a footpath. She is wearing rolled up jeans and runners and the grass edging the path is quite long.

Mount Alexander Shire Council is committed to maintaining and rehabilitating infrastructure in an efficient and timely manner. Footpath design projects are scheduled to inline the Walking & Cycling Strategy & with the annual footpath construction program adopted by Council.

Project summary

Council has identified five footpath projects to design at this stage. Below are the list of the footpaths which are provisionally included in the scope of works.

• Baker Street Footpath (Chewton Primary School to Main Street, Chewton)
• Merson Street Footpath (McGrath Street to Duke Street, Castlemaine)
• Duke Street Footpath (McGrath Street to Leanganook Track, Castlemaine)
• Campbells Creek Fryers road – Stage 2 (Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve to Eleanor Drive, Campbells Creek)
• Gingell Street Footpath (Castlemaine Railway Station to Forest Street via Camp Reserve, Castlemaine)

Detailed location maps are available on SHAPE.

Project aim

The project aims to design safe pathways for walking, cycling and running. The proposed footpaths would connect key activity centers like Chewton Primary School & Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve to the Shire's existing footpath network.

Design considerations

The proposed footpaths have been considered for design based on Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy 2010-2020 and customer requests that have been received from the Community.

Project outcomes

Greater connectivity to major public centres like Chewton Primary School, Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve and Camp Reserve from major roads and train stations.

Where are we now

The project scope has been developed along with draft proposals for the five footpath projects. Community consultation is currently open via SHAPE. Proposals will be reviewed based on feedback received from community consultation.

What happens next

After completing the community consultation, which closes Monday 6 December 2021, the feedback received will be considered during the design process.

Project manager

Nalinda Gunawardana - Project Manager
Email: n.gunawardana@mountalexander.vic.gov.au Phone: 03 5471 1765

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