Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link
|Goal||4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.|
|Strategic Purpose||Enhance road user and pedestrian safety and better connect Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island.|
Construction of the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link has now been completed. This new pathway along Nelly Bay Road better connects Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay by providing pedestrians with a safe travel route.
This is just one of several projects Council is completing on Magnetic Island this financial year, with millions being invested in community infrastructure, renewal of water and wastewater assets and road projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 2.5 MB)
How will the region benefit?
With over 300 days of sunshine a year and an ecotourism paradise, Magnetic Island is the ideal place to explore on foot. The Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link enhances both visitors’ and residents’ experience on Magnetic Island by providing a safe pedestrian travel route between Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay.
Where is the project located?
The new pathway is located along Nelly Bay Road, from the lookout point above the Base Backpackers to the apex of Nelly Bay Road.
When will the project be complete?
Construction of the new pathway is expected to be complete by the end of December 2021, weather and conditions permitting.
How will I be impacted?
To maintain road user and pedestrian safety during construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane within the work area along Nelly Bay Road and there will be no pedestrian travel between Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay. Traffic delays are expected. Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan their trip ahead.
How much will it cost to build?
Council is investing $839,000 to construct the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link, with $375,000 funded by the Queensland Government’s Transport and Tourism Connections Program.
This project was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Transport and Tourism Connections Program in association with Townsville City Council.