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Footpath design 2021-2022

Photo showing a woman's feet as she walks along a footpath. She is wearing rolled up jeans and runners and the grass edging the path is quite long.

Mount Alexander Shire Council is committed to improving safety, accessibility and encouraging walking throughout the shire through the continued improvement of its footpath network.

Project summary

As part of the Walking and Cycling Strategy and through community engagement, Council has identified five footpath projects for design.

Detailed location maps are available on SHAPE Mount Alexander.

The five footpath design locations include:

  • Murphy Street Footpath (Duke Street to Farran Street & Leanganook Track)
  • Duke Street Footpath (McGrath Street to Kellsall Court)
  • Merson Street Footpath (McGrath Street to Duke Street, Castlemaine)
  • Duke Street Footpath (McGrath Street to Leanganook Track, Castlemaine)
  • Gingell Street Footpath (Castlemaine Railway Station to Forest Street via Camp Reserve, Castlemaine)

Project aim

The aims of this project include the design of footpaths to connect key activity centres ie Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve to the Shire's existing footpath network along with improvements to the safety, accessibility and connectedness of sealed pathways for walking, cycling and running within the Shire.

Design considerations

The footpath designs are based on Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy 2010-2020 and customer requests/feedback that have been received from the community. Customer feedback, where possible, has been included within the detailed design which are nearing completion.

Where are we now

Detailed design works are completed and have been reviewed and are awaiting Department of Transport approval.

Design Completion Date

Target date for design completion is September 2022.
Future construction of the footpaths will be dependent on funding availability.
If you would like to discuss this project further please contact the Project Manager via the details provided below.

Project manager

Dale Baker - Project Manager, Student Engineer
Phone: 03 5471 1808

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