MILESTONE REACHED ON QUEANBEYAN RIVER WALK UPGRADE

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MILESTONE REACHED ON QUEANBEYAN RIVER WALK UPGRADE


The Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall have officially opened the new shared-path bridge over the Queanbeyan River.
Mr Barilaro said this is an exciting milestone and once this upgrade is fully complete more people will be able to get out and about and enjoy the beautiful city.
“Queanbeyan River is one of the most picturesque parts of the city and I am so happy to see its makeover progress.
“This shared-path bridge will be widely used and I am sure many members of our community, both walkers and cyclists, are excited to be able to step foot on this new piece of infrastructure,” Mr Barilaro said.
The new foot bridge is part of a $400,000 upgrade of the Queanbeyan River Walk, a continuation of the makeover of the river precinct.
Mayor Overall said that during consultation on the award-winning Queen Elizabeth II Park redevelopment, the community identified a desire for a safe river crossing to enable a walking loop around the Queanbeyan River.
“This new bridge will reduce the need for pedestrians to cross busy Morisset Street twice within a short distance when trying to walk around the heart of the city.
“There is one further stage to fully complete the river walk loop – a section of shared-path along the river’s edge from QEII Park to this new bridge. It will pass beside the Riverside Tourist Park which is currently undergoing a refurbishment,” Mayor Overall said.
Construction of the bridge is all but complete with only the installation of LED lighting, which will be able to change colours, remaining.
The funding for the makeover comes from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund, which delivers much needed infrastructure.
Round three of the fund is open, with applications closing on Friday, September 27, 2019.
For more information visit http://www.nsw.gov.au/SCCF