Council commits to completing Fern Bay shared pathway

Drone shot facing north towards Fern Bay and overlooking the Stockton Bridge.


PORT Stephens Council has this week committed to the completion of the shared pathway in Fern Bay, the biggest project planned for the Port town that borders Newcastle.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer said while part of the path has been constructed, it’s now time to complete the missing link.

“Safety for children and the growing population is hugely important to the Fern Bay community, and to this Council.

“Plus, shared pathways are a great way to encourage healthy activities like walking, running and cycling while improving accessibility for people on mobility scooters.

“We’re already building part of this path and it’s time to finish the job,” Mayor Palmer said.

The completion of the pathway extends along Nelson Bay Road and will see a connection to the City of Newcastle’s path extending all the way to Stockton.

The new pathway will be funded using a combination of developer contributions and funding from the Port Stephens 2020 budget allocation.

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