A $700,000 project has been unveiled to help residents in Elimbah get to the new Big Fish shopping centre – which will include the region’s latest Bunnings Warehouse.
Described as the “missing link” in the area’s footpath network, a 3.5km concrete footpath will be built between Pumicestone Rd and Mansfield Rd.
“Mums and dads with prams and people with mobility issues will find it easier to get to shops and parks thanks to this new footpath,” says Federal Member for Longman Terry Young.
“It will also provide safe pedestrian access to the massive new commercial development next to the iconic Big Fish Tavern, anchored by a new Bunnings Warehouse.”
The new footpath is expected to be completed in early April, weather permitting.
The LRCIP is a Federal Government program to help local councils deliver priority projects that support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery says it is great to see Mr Young take this fight to Canberra and secure funding.
“The Federal Government’s assistance for Bigmor Dr has allowed us to fast-track construction and keep locals on the tools when it’s needed most,” Mayor Flannery says.
Councillor Tony Latter (Div 12) said the footpath will make life easier for residents and it would be an “great economic stimulator.”
Other Longman projects funded under the LRCIP include new lights at Bob Brock Park in Dakabin and a new fauna overpass at Woorim. Work is already under way to upgrade Collins Park (Summerfield Dr) in Caboolture.
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