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New Castlemaine footpath complete

New footpath along Ray Street

Wednesday 3 June 2020

Mount Alexander Shire Council has completed construction of a 1400 metre footpath along Ray and Bowden streets, providing a safe connection for pedestrians in the south western section of Castlemaine.

The new footpath runs from Gingell Street to Gaffney Street, and complements the recently completed footpath from Yandell Street to Roberts Avenue.

“This new footpath links the growth area of McKenzie Hill to the centre of Castlemaine, Camp Reserve and the railway precinct,” said Jess Howard, Director Infrastructure and Development, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“This fantastic new path will be well used by students of Winters Flat Primary School, and the Ray Street Children’s Centre, along with so many of our residents in the area,” said Ms Howard.

The asphalt footpath cost $313,000 and included drainage, pits and pipes, retaining wall, handrail and accessible crossing.

The project was completed on time and within budget. It was jointly funded by Council and a grant from the Transport Accident Commission.

Council will replace a stretch of asphalt footpath along Forest St between Hargraves Street and the Forest St Discount Traders in mid-June. The project will also include refurbishment of the gravel path that leads into the Western Reserve.

Image: The new footpath in Castlemaine is already well used.

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