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Aspirational Pathway Project Stage 2 - Cowes Rhyll Road

Council has commenced path renewal works for the existing gravel pathway approximately 820 metres long, east of the informal carpark to crossing point along Cowes Rhyll Road. These works are a further extension of the current new pathway works (Stage 1), western end of the existing concrete path along Cowes Rhyll Road to the informal carpark.

Works have begun and expected to be completed by end of September 2020, subject to contractor’s availability and weather permitting.

This project is part of the aspirational pathway network which will create jobs by employing local contractors. Council is committed to supporting businesses and the local community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These works are being undertaken as part of Bass Coast Shire Council’s 2020/21 Aspirational Pathway Program, and are fully funded by Council in the order of $100,000. The project is a collaborative partnership between Council and Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) who will lead these works on behalf of Council.

This pathway is in line with the Bass Coast Shire Aspirational path plan and Councils strategic objectives creating a vibrant and safe pedestrian and cycling network. Implementing pedestrian priority along and across streets in the townships supported by other measures such as a comprehensive cycle network.

The completed project will provide safe recreation choices such as:

  • Enhancing social contact and experience
  • Improving health, wellbeing, safety and peace of mind
  • Establishing a bike riding culture so it is seen as a legitimate form of local travel
  • Improving bike riding infrastructure with a network that connects local links and regional destinations
  • Integrating the bicycle network with public transport and walking networks

The existing gravel pathway will be reshaped and resurfaced with 100mm thick Tynong gravel, 2.5 metres-wide and include minor drainage which will provide a connection from informal carpark area to road crossing point on Cowes Rhyll Road as shown on the map attached.

We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience and ask for your patience during this time. Our contractor and Council staff will work minimise disruptions during construction.

For information or assistance please contact:

  • PINP Project Supervisor - John Evans – 5951 2869
  • Bass Coast Shire Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team – David Vaea – Capital Project Officer or Infrastructure Asset Management Team – Laurie Gervasi on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211
  • Email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au