Paving the way for local jobs

Date published: 12 March 2019

Townsville City Council has upgraded a Kelso pathway that supported up to 17 jobs – and has made it safer for children to walk to school

Infrastructure Services Committee Chair – and local councillor – Mark Molachino said the Allambie Lane footpath will be used by students at two schools.

“Kids from Rasmussen and Good Shepherd Catholic School will use this pathway in the morning and afternoon,” Cr Molachino

“It’ll improve accessibility and safety for kids and anyone using the pathway in the area.”

Thuringowa MP Aaron Harper said the Allambie Lane footpath upgrade is another local project delivered in the Upper Ross under the Works For Queensland program.

"We know the Works For Queensland program – which is funding provided by the State Government to Councils – delivers shovel-ready priority projects for our communities.

"These projects also employ locals, which helps boost our own local economy.

"So many projects have already been delivered in Townsville - from the North Shore Youth Hub to the Allambie Lane footpath upgrade - this partnership literally Works For Queensland."

The Queensland Government committed almost $380,000 towards the project through the Works For Queensland program.

“Works on the first section of the new Allambie Lane pathway are almost complete with Council constructing a 600 metre path,” Cr Molachino said.

“Work will begin soon on the remaining 300 metre extension.”

Cr Molachino said Council is committed to upgrading infrastructure through all our suburbs.

“Residents have told me it is great to see this project being delivered by Council with funding from the State Government,” Cr Molachino said.

“More importantly its supporting local jobs and the economy.”

“We’ve done some pathway work along Riverway Drive as well so this is linking the Upper Ross to the rest of the city.

“This footpath will also encourage people to get more active.”