Media Release - Lyndhurst Village Footpath construction underway


MEDIA RELEASE     

 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Lyndhurst Village Link Footpath

construction underway

Blayney Shire Council is pleased to announce Council’s infrastructure team commenced construction works on the first stage of the Lyndhurst Village Link Footpath today.

Initially not expected to be completed by Christmas, the project has been brought forward. With weather permitting, Council crews are now onsite and expect Stage One to be open and ready for use in early September.

Local residents and motorists will notice increased construction activity on the southern side of Russart Street, Lyndhurst from Capital Park to the bridge on Mid Western Highway as the initial project begins such as, important excavation works, culvert replacements and drainage pipes added to prepare for the concrete footpath to be poured.

Blayney Shire Council Mayor, Scott Ferguson said, this one of the many village enhancement projects to be funded under the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund Round One and links to the Blayney Shire Active Movement Strategy endorsed by Council in June 2016.

 

“Once fully complete, the Lyndhurst shared pathway will be another valuable community asset to encourage improved health and wellbeing for the residents in our historic villages. The share path will connect residents and visitors from the Lyndhurst Public School and local services, along the Mid-Western Highway, across the bridge to Lyndhurst Sports and Recreation Ground - now a popular primitive campground which is attracting many visitors, BBQ and Tennis Court,” he said.

“Stage One will connect the path from Capital Park and the Primary School to the bridge to be completed by early September weather permitting. Then at a later date, Stage Two will extend the Lyndhurst Footpath Link to the Recreation Ground.”

Blayney Shire Council received $1,249,486 in Round One of the Stronger Country Communities Fund for various refurbishment of public amenities and important recreational projects across the Shire.

Other local projects funded under this NSW Government program includes: construction of the Blayney Skate Park at Heritage Park, demolition of the old Clubhouse at Mandurama to make way for a new open shelter complete with new water tank, benchtop fit out and reconnection of services at Mandurama Recreation Ground, new fencing at Newbridge Showground and Redmond Oval, upgrade to public toilets with ambulant access at Lyndhurst, Barry and Neville and the first stage of the Blayney Belubula River Walk to connect the Bernardi’s Shopping Centre end of Farm Lane to the Martin Street bus shelter area.

Council has communicated directly with local residents to advise of the improvement works and will keep the community updated on progress as it continues to develop infrastructure within Blayney and historic villages.                        

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For further information, please contact:

General Manager, Rebecca Ryan on 6368 2104.

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Last modified: 27 Jul 2018

Blayney Shire Council

91 Adelaide Street, Blayney NSW 2799
PO Box 62, Blayney NSW 2799
Telephone: (02) 6368 2104
Email: council@blayney.nsw.gov.au

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