Tracey Joynson

Council invests $330k to connect pathway to Bato Yard

CENTRAL Coast Council has invested $330,000 for the construction of 400 meters of shared pathway connecting locals with the new skate park at Bato Yard.  

This 2.5 meter wide footpath connects local residents, school students and shoppers with local facilities and is part of 4.5 kilometres of footpath Council will build in 2016.  

Council's Construction Manager, Mr Stuart Baverstock said, this footpath is one of the shared pathways missing links that Council is joining together to improve access to facilities in the Bateau Bay area.  

"This pathway will transform the area, making it safe for pedestrians and cyclists to connect with local facilities and each other," said Mr Baverstock.

  "Bato Yard is proving hugely popular with residents and visitors alike and this is a great way they can get there easily and safely."  

Council's Administrator, Ian Reynolds, said Council is committed to delivering better shared pathways to connect the community together and deliver projects that the community, need, value and want.  

"Shared pathways provide many benefits to our community, improving the health and wellbeing of local residents, increase recreational activities and sustain an alternative transport system in our community," said Mr Reynolds.  

"By investing in this type of infrastructure it attracts visitors to the region, increasing tourist dollars and creates opportunities for our growing community."  

The next missing link to be built in the area is Shelly Beach Road and the popular Rocket Park with construction to take place between 2017 and 2018.  


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