Nelly Bay pathway project a win for residents and visitors

Date published: 11 September 2017

A new concrete pathway will be built along Nelly Bay Road thanks a Works for Queensland (W4Q) partnership between the Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government.

The new three-metre wide pathway will run from Base Backpackers to Yates Street, via Sooning Street to provide pedestrian access the along the Nelly Bay esplanade.

Work will be carried out from September to November.

The project is part of the $21.8 million council has received from the Queensland Government to deliver 51 projects through the Works for Queensland program.

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said Townsville City Council estimated that their projects would support 376 local jobs.

“These are the kind of great community infrastructure projects that Works for Queensland is making possible right across the state, delivering jobs and stimulating the local economy,” Mr Stewart said.

“The Nelly Bay pathway project alone has received more than $1.77 million from the program.”

Infrastructure Committee chair Cr Mark Molachino said the pathway project was a great local win for the island community.

“This will provide island and visitors with an essential link between bays,” Cr Molachino said.

“The shared pathway will offer walkers, parents with prams, cyclists and those exercising with a terrific wide pathway that will give them better access and improved safety along Nelly Bay Road.

“We have been pushing for this project to go ahead and it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to deliver the works quickly under the State Government’s Works for Queensland funding.”

The Nelly Bay pathway project has been funded by the Queensland Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program.

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