Councillor Simon Croce can see the pathway to the MIA’s future. Pathways.
He wants to see footpaths and bikepaths in all villages across the MIA, so one day everyone will be easily move from one to another without having to get in their car.
As part of this grand vision, Griffith City Council, with 50/50 funding from the RMS Connecting Centres (Cycling) Infrastructure program, have completed shared pathway works in the village of Yoogali.
The pathway runs along Edon Street between the MR84 Burley Griffin Way and Hebden Street (210m); and Hebden Street between Edon Street and Griffith Post School Options (100m).
Councillor Simon Croce, who is Chairperson of the Traffic Committee, said the new pathways will service the Yoogali shops, Yoogali Public School, and St Mary’s School Yoogali.
“The aim of the pathways is to create a safer thoroughfare for residents and we expect that the pedestrian traffic will increase in these areas for school age children and their parents,” said Councillor Croce.
“In addition, the pathway will cater for Griffith Post School Options and make it easier for the program participants to head outside for a walk and access points of interest in the village safely and more independently.”
Roy Catanzariti, manager of Griffith Post School Options, said the pathway “will make a great deal of difference to our staff and clients to get to the place safely”.
Director Infrastructure and Operations, Mr Phil King said Council is committed to further developing the shared pathway network across the MIA.
“Council is now in the final stages of completing the shared pathway in Noorebar Avenue from Warrambool Street to Kooba Street, linking the existing network between residential areas, schools, hospitals and the CBD,” said Mr King.
“This 300m long by 2.0/2.5m wide path will provide a safer environment for infants and primary school aged children who walk to and from Griffith North Public School and St Patrick’s Primary School, as well as creating safer pathways for the community for recreational and shopping activities.”
“The 2017/18 shared paths jointly funded by Griffith City Council and the RMS Connecting Centres (Cycling) Infrastructure Program is now almost complete and Council will be looking to obtain funding to extend on the shared pathway network,” he added.
Details on traffic committee matters, and well as council meeting minutes can be found on Griffith City Council's agenda and committee website page.