Mayor Amanda Findley joined Shelley Hancock today (Wednesday, 22 August) and members of the community at Moona Moona Creek, Huskisson, for an Official Opening of the Round the Bay shared user path project.
The Round the Bay shared user path improvements recently completed with a $1,500,000 grant from the NSW Government (Active Transport program) included the Moona Moona Creek shared user path Bridge, Callala Headland Reserve path, Sydney and Tomerong Streets, Huskisson, and completion of the Vincent and Twyford Streets shared user path at Vincentia.
The NSW Active Transport program aims to work with councils to make walking and cycling a more convenient, safer and enjoyable transport option that benefits everyone.
The 50-metre shared user path bridge at Moona Moona Creek, Huskisson in particular will provide a huge boost for residents, tourists and businesses improving the link in the local walking and cycling network and providing a better connection over Moona Moona Creek. The pathway allows the community and tourists to enjoy the public reserves surrounding Jervis Bay whilst at the same time, protecting the environment that forms the natural platform.
Mayor Amanda Findley said, “The shared pathway is about connecting – connecting our community to discover their town and reserves, connecting people through exercise in walking and cycling and connecting people to our environment by a safe and easy to use pathway.”
“Widening the pathway has made it safer for our community to use and provides another link to making the ‘round the bay walk’ an iconic walk for the future connecting the northern and southern headlands of Jervis Bay. The walk currently has access points and traverse a range of different landscapes and land tenures. It passes through the village and commercial centres providing a unique track for our community and tourists to discover.”