6 July: More than $1 million has been allocated to footpath works in Council’s 2020-21 Budget
More than $1 million has been allocated to footpath works in Council’s 2020-21 Budget as another step towards realising two key outcomes of the Scenic Rim’s shared Community Plan vision for an accessible and serviced region with a healthy and active community.
The Budget provides for the extension of the important shared footpath bikeway link along Beaudesert-Nerang Road, between Kingsley Drive and Brooklands Drive, as well as minor footpath works across the region.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said footpath improvements contributed to the vibrancy of communities and the health and wellbeing of residents.
“Footpath improvements encourage the physical activity and social interaction so important for physical and mental wellbeing, as more people get out and about and engage with others,” he said.
“A well-maintained footpath network is an important part of encouraging healthy and active communities, as walking is one of the easiest ways for people of all ages to increase their health and fitness.
“Footpaths and shared bikeways also represent important links in our transport network.
“For many residents, due to age, illness or other reasons preventing them from driving, walking provides the only means of unassisted transport, and shared bikeways provide an opportunity for improved fitness as well as transport that has no impact on the environment.”
Pictured above: Council's Budget provides for the extension of the important shared footpath bikeway link along Beaudesert-Nerang Road.