ON RIGHT TRACK WITH UPGRADES
UPGRADES are under way on two of Castle Hill’s most popular walking tracks, with more than $ 800,000 in funding to ensure they are in pristine condition for walkers.
Work on the Goat and Cudtheringa tracks is funded under the Townsville City Council and State Government Works for Queensland package, with upgrades expected to be complete by No- vember 30. The work includes track widening, erosion control and new steps, drains and landing areas.
The council’s Infrastructure Committee chair Cr Mark Molachino said safety was the priority with more than 8000 walkers using the tracks every week.
“While we will endeavour to keep the tracks open to the public, it may be necessary to close the tracks at various stages,” he said. “We ask that the public remain vigilant for updates regarding closures.”
Townsville MP Scott Stewart said Castle Hill was an iconic destination and the upgrades would deliver a great experience for walkers.
Pedestrian management will be in place to advise users of detours.
WALK THE WALK: Cr Mark Molachino and St George Project Services’ Ruth Pavils on the Goat Track.