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Published Friday 29 March 2019
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Brand new shared pathway coming to Wallan

This shared pathway will help many through our municipality access the town centre safely and freely travel around Wallan. The construction of the footpath along Watson Street and Dudley Street will transform the experience for people
Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

Pedestrians on Watson St and Dudley St, Wallan, will be given more access to the town centre with a brand-new shared footpath to be built to allow safe and accessible travel.

The $1 million project will be funded by the State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund and Mitchell Shire Council. More than $600,000 will come from the government grant while Mitchell Shire Council will invest more than $300,000.

The construction of the shared footpath is set to help pedestrians and cyclists alike stay safe and improve their experience when using local footpaths. The path will be built along Watson Street and Dudley Street.

Mitchell Shire Council Mayor Bill Chisholm said as the municipality grows it was important to continuously improve public access.

“This shared pathway will help many through our municipality access the town centre safely and freely travel around Wallan. The construction of the footpath along Watson Street and Dudley Street will transform the experience for people,” he said.

“The project will incorporate more street parking bays, improved drainage and kerbside improvements. It is great Mitchell Shire Council can prepare for the future and open up access – especially through a growing region like Southern Mitchell.

“I would like to thank State Government and their Growing Suburbs Fund for helping Mitchell Shire Council fund this project.”

Construction will start in the coming weeks. The project is expected to be completed by September.

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