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Published Wednesday 6 November 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Shared footpath now open

Accessibility in Wallan has been given a significant boost after a new close to $1 million shared footpath was opened along Watson Street on Friday 1 November.

Council representatives joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green to officially cut the ribbon on the nearly $1 million project funded by Mitchell Shire Council and the Growing Suburbs Fund.

Council contributed $300,000 to the project. The Victorian Government funded $600,000 through the Growing Suburbs Fund.

The construction of this shared path along Watson Street and footpath along Dudley Street has improved the experience for pedestrians and cyclists

As part of this project, there are:

  • more street parking bays
  • improved drainage
  • a brand-new shared path
  • kerbside improvements.

These upgrades will mean people of all ages and abilities will be able to:

  • safely walk to community facilities,
  • the retail precinct
  • local schools
  • local public transport.

Council would like to thank the Victorian Government for its ongoing support.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“This path is brilliant for all community members in Wallan. Our communities are rapidly growing, and we need to cater for that growth. Everybody should be able to get to the centre of town without hassle,” he said.

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