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Footpath design for Reckleben and View streets

Current section of footpath

Project aim

To construct a pathway on Reckleben Street and adjacent land between the Gaffney Street, Reckleben Street and Chapmans Road intersection, and on to View and Forest streets to the Forest and Bowden streets intersection.

Design considerations

As Castlemaine’s population increases, and the housing density with it, there is a need for increased safe pedestrian access between the town centre, and the inner west of Castlemaine.

This project proposes:

- A sealed pathway (concrete or asphalt) in place of the existing track, 1.5m wide

- Increased visibility, signage and safety at road intersections

- Requisite drainage solutions to remove water and reduce erosion to the natural landscape surrounding the path, and to enable safer passage for the community in all weather conditions

- Minimising vegetation loss (however there is expected to be some tree removal required during the construction phase of the project).

Where are we now

Council has developed a preliminary design based on previous community feedback, noting the importance of using environmentally friendly materials, avoiding introduction of noxious weed species and preserving the native vegetation in the area during construction.

A general alignment of the proposed footpath and elevation is detailed on the map below.

Map showing the general alignment of proposed footpath along Reckleben Street.

Design completion date

Target date for design completion is end of May 2021.

If you have any further suggestions to inform the final design of the path, please contact the Project Manager via the details provided below by Friday 14 May 2021.

Project manager

Ambriel Armstrong-Hillhouse -

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