Port Stephens and MidCoast Councils receive active transport funding

BOTH MidCoast and Port Stephens Council will receive funding through the NSW Government to support active travel to and from schools.

On the Myall Coast, MidCoast Council will receive $396,000 towards building a sealed footpath along Marine Drive to allow tourists and residents easy access to the Tea Gardens foreshore.

In Karuah, Port Stephens Council has been granted $112,300 to construct a raised pedestrian crossing across Tarean Road and provide safer access to school and sporting facilities.

Port Stephens Council will also benefit from $88,320 to design a new footpath to connect existing footpaths on Strathmore Road in Mallabula.

This missing link will connect the town centres of Tanilba Bay and Lemon Tree Passage.

An additional $73,440 will be funded to plan a new footpath to connect existing footpaths on Campbell Avenue in Anna Bay.

It will connect the existing path on Campbell Avenue to the town centre.

A total of $73,440 will also be granted to plan a new footpath that connects existing footpaths on President Wilson Walk in Tanilba Bay, connecting the town centre of Tanilba Bay to the local primary school.

“These pathways and cycleways will not only make it safer for our community to get around but help us stay connected to local schools, businesses and of course stay healthy while travelling there,” Minister for the Hunter Yasmin Catley said.

“We know more people are moving to our great region and it’s vital we have the infrastructure in place to support them.”

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