Long held dreams to have a shared pedestrian and cycleway along the Minnamurra Bends have moved closer to reality with Council’s Director of Engineering and Works, Gino Belsito, saying he will soon be appointing a company to do concept plans for the initiative. Council approved the move last year.
Given the environmental and safety considerations, and unlike the photo above, the idea is for the structure to be anchored into the side of the road and cantilever out over the river’s edge.
“We will work with the consultants to come up with a low footprint, modular design that looks attractive while coping with the geotechnical issues of the site,” he says.
The concept plans, which will cost in the order of $30,000, should be ready in April/May, and will enable grants to be applied for to fund the project