Chop­per helps cut fine trail

The Cairns Post - - NEWS - ALI­CIA NALLY

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.

Pic­ture: STEW­ART McLEAN

AERIAL EX­PRESS: A he­li­copter fer­ries equip­ment and sup­plies to the top of Mt Whit­field to as­sist in the con­struc­tion of the Yel­low Ar­row track.

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