Coalition to deliver multi-use bike path in Burrum Heads

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver $250,000 for the construction of a bike path in Burrum Heads.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt made the announcement in Burrum Heads today and said the bike path was high on the wishlist for the local community.

“The path will be constructed for use by pedestrians, cyclists, parents with prams and will be accessible all year round,” he said.

As a community infrastructure project it would also have positive flow-on effects to provide Burrum Heads families and individuals with more facilities to get active.

“Regular exercise not only can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer and obesity, it can also help manage stress, alleviate depression and anxiety, strengthen self-esteem, enhance mood and boost mental alertness.”

Mr Pitt said by providing upgrades to community infrastructure the Coalition Government was improving lifestyles and building stronger communities.

Fraser Coast Regional Council Division 5 Councillor Rolf Light welcomed today’s funding commitment.

“The bike path was a project previously looked at by the council, but it wasn’t budgeted for,” he said.

“There has been a long-standing desire for a footpath/bike path to extend from the shops through to the bowls club and it will provide a segue to the existing footpaths in the area.

“To see it come to fruition will be great asset for this community,” he said.

The project will be supported under the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Programme, which supports local councils, community groups, environment groups and others to undertake revitalisation, maintenance, management and improvement works at local parks, nature reserves, rivers, coastal areas and community facilities, and build environmental awareness.

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