One of Bunbury’s most popular recreational paths will be given a makeover next month as the City of Bunbury continues to improve its paths and cycle ways. On Monday 2 September works will begin on upgrading paths at Big Swamp.
This popular recreational path which runs along Tuart Street and Prince Phillip Drive will be removed and replaced with a wider red asphalt path and new kerbing. Improvements are expected to take eight weeks to complete with traffic management in place.
Works will also begin on enhancing the CBD with upgrades to paths, parking and kerb taking place starting on Monday 2 September. The maintenance will be happening on Victoria Street between Wellington Street and Clifton Street. Sandridge Road will also be given a new lease of life when it undergoes a kerb replacement and a reseal.
The road will be resealed between Blair Street and Denning Road as well as drainage repairs, new kerbing and verge reinstatement. A safer passage will also be constructed along South Western Highway from Robertson Drive to Grant Smith Entrance. This will be in the form of a 2.5 metre wide shared path. Works have already begun and are ongoing to upgrade Ocean Drive – this coastal road will be widened as well as have additional bicycle lanes. Banksia Street is also currently being resurfaced and will include wider paths for pedestrians.
- Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the improvements to community infrastructure would have positive outcomes for residents. “By upgrading these paths, cycle ways and roads we are improving linkages for pedestrians and motorists to get where they need to be,” Mayor Brennan said. “The community recently identified that paths and cycle ways should be a priority focus of Council so we are promoting the work we do in this space to ensure the community stays informed.”