Broadwater shared pathway opens

Article image - Broadwater shared pathway opens Mayor Robert Mustow, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, Councilís General Manager, Vaughan Macdonald and townspeople open the new pathway.

A small yet enthusiastic crowd was present last week to witness the ribbon cutting for the new Broadwater shared pathway by Member for Clarence, Chris Gulaptis, and Richmond Valley Council Mayor, Robert Mustow.

The $1 million pathway, funded from the New South Wales Government’s Active Transport Program, included a pedestrian refuge island on Little Pitt Street and kerb blister islands on George Street. These will provide safe crossing points for pedestrians and will assist with traffic calming.

Drainage works included the installation of box culverts and stormwater pipe extensions to accommodate the 2.5m wide shared path.

The pathway was designed to be universally accessible wherever possible, ensuring sufficient width to accommodate wheelchairs, prams, and walking aids. It also features retaining walls and bike racks.

Mr Gulaptis said it was important governments invested in community facilities which make regional towns and villages great places to live, work and visit.

“This pathway provides a much safer, more accessible and connected cycling and walking link between the Broadwater village and the beach.”

Mayor Mustow said the shared pathway was great for families and visitors who wanted to explore the Broadwater area on foot or bike.