Broadwater shared pathway open for business

There was a small yet enthusiastic crowd present last week at the ribbon cutting for the new Broadwater shared pathway by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis and Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow. The $1 million pathway, funded from the NSW Government’s Active Transport Program, starts on Little Pitt Street, goes down George Street, onto the Broadwater-Evans Head Road, and into Broadwater Beach Road.

The construction included a pedestrian refuge island on Little Pitt Street and kerb blister islands on George Street. These will provide safe crossing points for pedestrians and will assist with traffic calming. Drainage works included the installation of box culverts and stormwater pipe extensions to accommodate the 2.5m wide shared path. The pathway was designed to be universally accessible wherever possible, ensuring sufficient width to accommodate wheelchairs, prams, and walking aids. It also features retaining walls and bike racks.

Mr Gulaptis said it was important governments invested in community facilities which make regional towns and villages great places to live, work and visit: "This pathway provides a much safer, more accessible and connected cycling and walking link between the Broadwater village and the beach.” 

Cr Mustow said the shared pathway was great for families and visitors who wanted to explore the Broadwater area on foot or bike. He said Council was grateful for the support it received from Chris Gulaptis and the NSW Government for the project.

PHOTO: L-R – Mayor Robert Mustow, Flynn Turner, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, Taj Kennedy, Teal Turner, Zanthi Gaiter, Jason Gaiter, RVC General Manager Vaughan Macdonald.