Work has commenced on stage two of the multi-million dollar Moreton Bay Cycleway extension project, to link School Road to Point O’Halloran Road, Victoria Point.
Mayor Karen Williams said the new works, assisted by a State Government grant of $1 million with Council matching the funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis, followed the completion of stage one works in November 2019.
“Council wants to make it easier for people to walk and ride around our scenic coastline, and the cycleway is helping to achieve that,” she said.
“The first stage saw the construction of 850m of pathway added to the existing cycleway, linking Cameron Court Park and School Road, Victoria Point.
“Stage two will include a further 350m of boardwalk and a 360m footpath.
“Weather permitting, it should be ready by the end of May this year.”
Cr Williams said the final piece of the network would see an on-road link via Lakefield Drive.
“We hope to have the entire project completed and open for public use by mid-2020,” she said.
“When finished, the cycleway will provide stunning rides and walks along our foreshores and through natural bushland.”
Deputy Mayor and Division 4 Councillor Lance Hewlett said the cycleway ensured Redlands Coast remained accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.
“By creating boardwalks and cycle paths, we are improving the safety of pedestrians and cyclists as well as providing much needed amenities in this area,” he said.
“This is an exciting project for people of all ages and riding abilities.
“It enables residents and visitors to safely access some of our region’s most scenic areas.
“We hope this new network of cycle paths and boardwalks encourages more residents to enjoy the natural beauty of their neighbourhoods and for more people to visit and enjoy Redlands Coast.”