Chopper helps cut fine trail
CREWS constructing Cairns’ newest suburban walking track enlisted the help of a special aircraft to bring supplies up the steep slopes of Mt Whitfield.
A helicopter was spotted transporting materials and equipment yesterday as part of the construction of the 2.4km Yellow Arrow walking track. The works will continue today.
A Cairns Regional Council spokeswoman said access to existing walking tracks and cycle paths would be restricted to ensure public safety.
There will be no access between the Blue Arrow and Red Arrow tracks today.
Access to the Blue Arrow will be available via the Green Arrow track only.
The cycle path from Tanks Art Centre carpark on Collins Ave to Quarry St, with a detour via Sheridan St.
The council apologised for any inconvenience caused.
AERIAL EXPRESS: A helicopter ferries equipment and supplies to the top of Mt Whitfield to assist in the construction of the Yellow Arrow track.