Griffin will go green over the next decade and beyond with a series of new eco-link boardwalks and pathways connecting the suburb’s recreation areas and environmental attractions.
Mayor Peter Flannery says Council voted in favour of developing a new Active Transport Network Plan for Griffin to enable safe, active transport and enhance liveability.
“Residents will be able to walk from the North Pine River via a boardwalk, to the shiny new Griffin Sports Complex once it’s finished, and back home again,” he says.
“This plan maps out a series of practical solutions to connect the suburb’s residential areas to its existing amenities and emerging facilities.”
Mayor Flannery says with developments in Griffin such as the new sports complex, the Henry Rd upgrade and the future North-South Urban Arterial upgrade, it is important to plan for future travel in and around the suburb.
Councillor Jodie Shipway (Div 4) says the plan will help create a vibrant, active community and fill gaps in the footpath network.
“Given the increasing density in the area there are several missing links of footpath that are as a result of small developments and developers taking advantage of only doing the bare minimum,” she says.
“Over the last year both Cr (Denise) Sims and I have had several community members raise their concerns over the lack of connectivity to key locations
“This is also a long-term plan to ensure that we provide these key links to Transport and Main Roads for when they plan the North-South Urban Arterial and make sure that our community is not left behind.”
Deputy Mayor Denise Sims (Div 7) says pedestrian access is vital for the social wellbeing of the community.
“Keeping Griffin connected to shops, parks, the Griffin Sports complex and eventually the Dohles Rock foreshore is just good planning showing foresight and forethought.
“I’m eager to make sure this will be a success like the McClintock Dve and Brays Rd upgrades we’ve implemented to help create a safer and more efficient network for school pick-up and drop offs.”
Council will work to deliver the links identified in the blueprint, which will also be sent to the Department of Transport and Main Roads to help with planning for the North-South Urban Arterial (Moreton Connector).
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