NSW Government grant for Port Stephens Council to install new pathway, cycleway in Boomerang Park

Anna Johnson, 11, with (from left) Port Stephens Council’s facilities and services manager Greg Kable, councillor and Liberal candidate Jaimie Abbott, Port Stephens Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith and Port Stephens Duty MLC Catherine Cusack in Boomerang Park.
Anna Johnson, 11, with (from left) Port Stephens Council’s facilities and services manager Greg Kable, councillor and Liberal candidate Jaimie Abbott, Port Stephens Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith and Port Stephens Duty MLC Catherine Cusack in Boomerang Park.

Walkers, runners, scooters and cyclists will soon have a new place in Raymond Terrace to explore with the announcement of a $600,000 shared pathway network for Boomerang Park.

Port Stephens duty MLC Catherine Cusack announced on Friday that Port Stephens Council had been successful in its funding application to the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund to install a shared pathway and cycleway in the Raymond Terrace park.

“This is a critical piece of the puzzle for Boomerang Park,” Port Stephens Deputy Mayor Sarah Smith said.

“Over the past few years Port Stephens Council made significant investments to create a public space that caters for everyone.

“This grant will help more people to enjoy all of the wonderful new facilities that Boomerang Parkhas to offer, which is a great result for our community.”

The $600,000 will be used to construct a 2.5 metre-wide shared pathway in the park, connecting the residential areas in the south and north-east.

The project will also include the establishment of formal entry points to the park, as well as bike racks, signage, landscaping and solar lights along the network of the path.

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