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.
StatusUnderway – expected to be completed by December 2022

Construction of the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link is now underway. This new pathway along Nelly Bay Road will better connect 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.

During construction, there will be no pedestrian travel between Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay and traffic delays are expected. Residents and visitors are encouraged to plan their trip ahead.

Project Updates

Rock-breaking Works - Nelly Bay Road
11 – 23 November 2021

Rock-breaking will take place at the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link construction zone along Nelly Bay Road from Thursday 11 November until Tuesday 23 November.

Excavation will take place on a portion of the rock face closest to the descent of the Butler Street walking track in Picnic Bay.

If you are travelling in the area plan ahead as traffic delays of up to 30 minutes may occur. Council will coordinate work around outgoing ferry and barge departures to minimise impact to travellers.

Frequently Asked Questions

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