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New footpath to link growth area in Castlemaine

Footpath at Winters Flat

Pedestrian safety is set to improve with a new footpath that will link McKenzie Hill and the centre of Castlemaine, benefiting students at Winters Flat Primary School.

Friday 31 January 2020

Works to construct a new asphalt footpath along Forest, Bowden and Ray streets in Castlemaine will start in mid-February.

The new footpath will run from Gingell Street to Gaffney Street, and complements the newly constructed section of footpath from Yandell Street to Roberts Avenue.

“The new footpath is part of our plan to link the growth area in McKenzie Hill to the central business district, Camp Reserve and the railway precinct,” said Phil Josipovic, Director Infrastructure and Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“It will also improve safety and pedestrian access to Winters Flat Primary School which has around 200 students.”

The works will be completed in sections and are expected to be completed by mid-to-late May, weather permitting. Local residents will be able to access their property at all times.

Drivers are urged to slow down and approach with caution. Please follow traffic management directions at all times, and factor in some additional travel time for minor delays.

This project is partially funded by a grant from the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), and Council.

“The works are part of our ongoing commitment to improve the footpath network and pedestrian links around the shire,” said Mr Josipovic.

“Thank you for your patience and cooperation while works are completed.”

See a map of the planned works.

Image: A recently upgraded stretch of footpath near Winters Flat Primary School.

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