Better footpaths on the way
Scenic Rim Regional Council employees complete a footpath reconstruction in Beaudesert.
Scenic Rim Regional Council will spend more than half a million dollars in its 2022-2023 Budget on new and upgraded footpaths in Boonah and Tamborine Mountain.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said footpaths provided important connections for residents in their neighbourhoods.
“Footpaths are often underestimated and providing safe access for residents, including those in wheelchairs and who have prams while walking, is a high priority,” he said.
“The projects we’re delivering this year are important links in our footpath network with upgrades scheduled to roll-out across the region, from Boonah to Tamborine Mountain.”
Division 5 Councillor Marshall Chalk said he welcomed the projects in Boonah, including a $357,000 footpath reconstruction planned on Church Street, between Macquarie Street and McDonald Street.
"$248,000 is allocated for the upgrade of the existing footpath along Church Street, from McDonald Street intersection to the Teviot Brook."
Division 1 Councillor Derek Swanborough said it is great to see the second stage of the footpath reconstruction worth $180,000, scheduled for School Road on Tamborine Mountain.
These works are proposed to start at the north-west corner of Siganto Street and the School Road intersection to join with the existing footpath north of Rosser Park.
Division 4 Councillor Michael Enright said he was pleased to see a $250,000 allocation is also dedicated to investigation into alternative construction to augment and accelerate the extension of the region's footpath network.
Learn more about the 2022-2023 Budget at www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au