Shoalhaven City Council joined with the community to officially open the Orion Beach Pathway at a function held on the pathway in Vincentia on Thursday, 4 August 2016.
Mayor Joanna Gash together with Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis MP opened the next link of a dedicated 55 km walking track from lighthouse to lighthouse.
By linking a number of walking routes around Jervis Bay to form the “Round the Bay Walks”, the pathway will increase access for residents, tourists, cyclists and make it easier for prams, people with disability and cyclists.
The project was jointly funded by Council who partnered with the Australian Government and NSW Lands to build the missing 510 metre section of pathway commencing at Minerva Avenue and ending at Plantation Point Parade.
The route of the path was carefully chosen with community consultation to minimise environmental impact as well managing the steep landscape and respecting the cultural heritage.
The pathway showcases the wonderful vistas across Jervis Bay, and more importantly provides safe access for the community.
Shoalhaven City Council’s Craig Milburn, Director, Corporate and Community Services said, “This project was a long term solution to ensure a safe and accessible pathway for our future, providing an inclusive walking platform for the whole community to use.”
“It will allow anyone in the community, such as those with mobility issues, parents with prams, and toddlers on bikes to enjoy the whole experience of the foreshore.”