Safety first for footpath upgrade in Girrawheen
Identified by the City’s Pathway Policy as a high priority, the former 1.2 metre wide footpath has been replaced with a new 2.5 metre shared path, between Balgonie Avenue and Templeton Crescent and Girrawheen Avenue to Curtis Way.
The works included removal of the existing pathway, installation of a new concrete pathway on the southern side of Marangaroo Drive and construction of a limestone wall. The pathway is in close proximity to Girrawheen Senior High School and public transport services on Marangaroo Drive, attracting high volumes of pedestrian traffic, including young people, parents with prams and people using mobility devices. Concerns about the future safety of the public was high on the agenda when the City applied for state government Blackspot Funding, with a successful bid of $83,000 included in the $125,000 project total. “The upgrading works will be of a significant benefit to the local community,” said Mayor Tracey Roberts. “The upgrade of pathways has been identified as a key priority for our residents, and this is one of many projects that will improve our footpaths, shared paths and cycling facilities.” Safety was also the number one priority while works were underway, with temporary traffic management implemented during construction to safely manage traffic and pedestrians around the worksite. While it is inevitable that works of this nature will cause some inconvenience, people were happy to observe the safety measures and the City appreciates everyone’s patience as the works come to a conclusion. Now that the footpath is complete, some adjacent minor works will be finalised in the coming weeks.