Council Planning For New Bridge And Path To Improve Access To Yoogali

Friday, 19 Mar 2021

Council Planning For New Bridge And Path To Improve Access To Yoogali Pedestrian access from Griffith to Yoogali is set to be improved, with Council in the planning stages for a pedestrian bridge to be built over the supply channel at Mackay Avenue and Macedone Road.
At the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 8 December 2020, Council resolved that a costing for a pedestrian bridge over the canal on Mackay Avenue/Macedone Road (northern side) and for footpaths as per the Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) be prepared to service the area.
AXO Consulting were engaged to prepare a concept design for the pedestrian bridge, similar to the bridge over Main Drain J at Kidman Way.
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said, this was yet another step towards Griffith becoming a more accessible community.
“Our PAMP aims to establish high quality pedestrian and bicycle facilities that encourage more walking and cycling in and around the City,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
“As we continue to grow, it is important that we work to ensure that the accessibility and safety of Griffith residents is improved.”
Council’s Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Phil King said planning this new infrastructure would ultimately enhance wellbeing and safety.
“We are currently still in the design stage but when complete, the bridge should provide a safer passage to the CBD for residents in Yoogali,” said Mr King.
Council will be investigating external funding options to construct the proposed bridge, which will be approximately 40 metres long. Should funding become available, a final design will be prepared and quotes will be obtained for fabrication of the bridge.
In addition, Council’s design team has completed a concept design of the shared path between Griffith and Yoogali, on the eastern side of Mackay Avenue. Quotes will be obtained from contractors for construction of the shared path, concrete refuge median and drainage culverts.
The proposed path will have a 100-150 millimetre gravel base, primer seal and asphalt for the wearing surface. Council will also be seeking funding to progress the construction of the shared pathway.
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