Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Joanna Gash has received a 900 signature petition from Vincentia residents expressing full support for the Orion Beach Shared User Path project.
The Mayor received the petition while at Friday’s community engagement barbecue held at Shoalhaven Heads and attended by over 70 local residents.
Once completed, the Orion Beach Shared User Path project will form part of the Round the Bay Walk, which builds on connecting walking routes on both Council and National Park managed foreshore land from Callala Bay to Hyams Beach.
Mayor, Gash said the Orion Beach component of the project will complete a missing section of pathway that includes a 500 metre section commencing at Minerva Avenue and ending at Plantation Point Parade.
The pathway will then join up with a recently completed section of the Round the Bay Path known as the Plantation Point Parade to Elizabeth Road section.
“I would like to thank Vincentia resident, Bruce McKenzie and members of the local community on the presentation of a 900 signature petition in support of the Orion Beach Shared User Pathway,” said Clr Gash.
“Once completed, the Orion Beach Shared User Path will provide the local community with a state of the art amenity providing world class views of the picturesque waters of Jervis Bay.
“While there has been some talk in the media regarding the project I am particularly pleased to see the local community ensuring that Council is aware of their support.”
“This project will provide the local area with a huge shot in the arm providing a high quality recreational public amenity as well as many economic tourism outcomes.”
“I am looking forward to commencement of the walkway in the coming months.”
The Orion Beach Shared User Pathway will see the construction of a 2.5 metre shared pathway combining both concrete pathway and elevated sections made from fibre enforced plastic.
The pathway has been designed to allow access for all level of mobility including people who use mobility scooters, bikes and skate boards as well as runners and walkers.
The Mayor said construction tenders for the project had closed in late April with Council to make a decision on the preferred tenderer at the May Ordinary Meeting.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170