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Latrobe City Council’s footpath program goes to great lengths

More than two kilometres of new footpaths have been constructed around Latrobe City this financial year, completing links for pedestrians in commercial, residential and recreation areas.

By Portal Admin - 16th February 2017 - Back to News

Latrobe City Council’s mayor, Councillor Kellie O’Callaghan, said the program was about more than just construction.

"Providing an interconnected network of footpath in towns and in recreation reserves supports people’s desire to walk both for exercise and as an alternative to driving short distances. The benefits of walking are many – with physical, emotional and social wellbeing outcomes. Constructing these paths also means the community is more connected – some of the paths are links to public transport and to commercial districts in town; others are links to community facilities such as schools, leisure centres and community halls.

"We have constructed more than two kilometres of new paths along local roads, in reserves and in open spaces," Cr O’Callaghan said.

"Some of the paths were short but much needed. For example, we constructed 60 metres of footpath on Chapel Street, Yinnar to make it easier for pedestrians to walk beside a busy stretch of road. We also constructed a 260 metre path through Watson Park reserve in Churchill.

"All the paths have improved the safety and comfort of people walking in these areas. Pedestrians can access their destinations quicker on foot now, in either a more direct route or in a safer manner," Cr O’Callaghan concluded.

The 2016/17 footpaths linkages program has delivered over two kilometres of new footpaths across Latrobe City:

Media Enquiries:

Cr Kellie O’Callaghan, Latrobe City Mayor

Telephone: 0400 696 324

Cr Graeme Middlemiss, Latrobe City Deputy Mayor

Telephone: 0417 379 059

Media Relations Office

Telephone: 5128 5458

For general enquiries, contact Latrobe City Council on 1300 367 700.


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