THE Community has collectively voiced its desire for greater pedestrian and mobility access and improved footpath and cycleway connections across the region and MidCoast Council is listening.
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In their community conversations this year, towns and villages from across the MidCoast were united in their desire for greater pedestrian and mobility access, and improved footpath and cycleway connections, leading Council to work towards the development of a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) and a Bike Plan.
As a result, MidCoast Council has engaged specialist consultants, Stantec, to undertake an independent review of the region’s pedestrian and cycle routes.
Stantec has considerable experience in the delivery of traffic and transportation projects across all stages of the project life cycle including planning, development and implementation.
Once they review the existing pedestrian, cycleway and access plans, they will determine the future pedestrian and cycle key routes as well as identify opportunities for developing and enhancing pedestrian and cycle related activities and attractions for community members and visitors.
The first part of this project involves meeting with locals to identify each community’s priorities for pathways and this will be done at a range of community meetings.
This input will then be used to develop a Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) and a Bike Plan.
“We’ve heard loud and clear that pedestrian and mobility access, improved footpaths and cycleways are a priority across the region,” said MidCoast Council’s Director of Infrastructure and Engineering Services, Rob Scott.
“The development of our Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) and Bike Plan will enhance the sustainability and liveability of the MidCoast local communities and enable pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to interact with consideration and safety.”
Together with MidCoast Council the Stantec team invites all MidCoast locals to be part of this important conversation and share ideas for Pedestrian Access and Mobility in their area.
Sessions are being held at:
• Old Bar – Club Old Bar on Monday 25 November from 6pm
• Pacific Palms – Community Hall on Tuesday 26 November from 11am
• Forster – Council Chambers on Tuesday 26 November from 6pm
• Taree Council Chambers on Wednesday 27 November from 10am
• Hallidays Point – Black Head SLSC on Wednesday 27 November from 6pm
• Harrington – Club Harrington on Thursday 28 November from 6pm
• Bulahdelah – School of Arts Hall on Tuesday 3 December from 10am
• Gloucester/Stroud – Gloucester Senior Citizens Hall on Tuesday 3 December from 6pm
• Wingham – Services Club on Wednesday 4 December from 6pm
• Nabiac – Showground Hall on Thursday 5 December from 10am
• Tea Gardens – Baptist Church on Thursday 5 December from 6pm
If you can’t make it to a session, you can still get involved by completing a short survey which will be open from today, Wednesday 20 November and will close mid-December.
Visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/PAMP to complete the survey.