Shoalhaven City Council will assist the Bawley Point and Kioloa community to sustain its Community Connect Share Pathway project into the future by entering into a 20-year licence agreement with the Australian National University (ANU).
Mayor Amanda Findley said the Council decision was made at Council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday, 30 July 2019 and will enable to the pathway to continue south of the “Mud Holes/Shelley Beach ” carpark on Murramarang Road .
“The community has been working in partnership with Council for more than 11 years now and with the tremendous effort of volunteers have laid more than 2.5 kilometres of the pathway, making this pathway the longest distance path built by a community volunteer group.” Clr Findley said.
“The concrete shared pathway means so much more than a place to safely walk for this community, it is a way for the two villages to bridge their communities together and stay active.
“This agreement will cost Council $1 per annum and will enable the next stage of the pathway to be constructed on ANU’s Kioloa Campus and be in place for the next 20 years. It will remove the need to build on the road verge and therefore is a big cost saving to the project .
“This community pathway is a wonderful project that has seen the community come together and work in partnership with Council to improve facilities in their local area. A special mention should be made to the Kioloa RFS Brigade, Bawley Point RFS Brigade, Women’s group, Teenager’s group and the Men’s Shed.”
Timing of the construction on the pathway on ANU land is yet to be finalised.