Coastal pathway linking the north west

The last section of Burnie City Council’s Marine Terrace Coastal Pathway is now open to the public.

The shared pathway provides the missing link through the Tasmanian town’s central business district to the Waterfront Precinct.

The $1.65 million project began in December last year and includes a 2.6 m wide pathway with a water fountain and seating as well as a lookout to Burnie Port near the cinema.

Marine Terrace was narrowed to achieve space for the pathway and pre-cast concrete beams cantilever over the basalt columns to support the path.

Mayor, Alvwyn Boyd, said, “This work forms part of the long term ‘North West Coastal Pathway’ strategy, which when complete will connect the communities of the North West Coast of Tasmania from Wynyard through to Latrobe, covering approximately 110 km of shared walking/cycling pathways.

“Council is currently working on the planning and design phase of the Coastal Pathway west of Cooee to Wynyard in partnership with Waratah Wynyard Council and works are expected to start on that project in the new year.

“We are creating a great place to live, work and play through building stronger communities and promoting a broad range of quality leisure and recreational opportunities.

“These values are consistent with our community strategic plan Making Burnie 2030 that we are working toward.”