Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link

Goal4. A sustainable destination that embraces and participates in the arts, sports and events and recreational activities.
Strategic PurposeEnhance road user and pedestrian safety and better connect Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island.
Closure Notice

Townsville City Council plans to undertake follow-up maintenance works on the recently completed Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link.

As part of these works, Council intends to:

  • provide further erosion control measures to address scouring at the apex of the hill and bush track steps
  • lower the project information sign to minimise glare to oncoming traffic
  • replace the mesh wire along the pathway's handrail where required.

A local contractor, CES Civil, will deliver these works on behalf of Council.

Council has scheduled these maintenance works to commence on Tuesday 3 May 2022 and expects the project to take six (6) days to complete, weather permitting. Work hours will be 6am to 5pm.

As illustrated in the document below, during these works, traffic flow along a section of Nelly Bay Road will temporarily become one-way and guided by portable traffic lights.

The bush track from Picnic Bay and the linking pathway will be closed during the day whilst works are undertaken.

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.

Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link

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Queensland Government logoThe Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.