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Cowes - New Footpath - Church and Chapel Street - COMPLETED

Notice of Works

Bass Coast Shire Council has appointed contractors Steve Wheatley Concreting Pty Ltd under our annual supply contract to construct a new footpath works in Cowes around mid-August. The sites are located on Church Street between properties numbers 89 to 95 and the crossing point at Steele and Chapel Streets, Cowes. Please see maps below for site of works.

Construction works will be starting the week of 23 August 2021 and is anticipated to be completed within 4 weeks, subject to favourable weather and contractor availability. These works are funded by Council Capital Works 21/22 thru the Pathway Gaps Program in in the order of $20,000.


Benefits to the Community

The aim of this project is to improve access for pedestrians for the community. These works will give residents along the streets and the greater area, a safe pedestrian connection to existing footpath network.

What to Expect

  • New footpath 1.5 metres wide, 100 mm thick fibre reinforced and 125mm thick at driveways to link existing path along Church Street between properties numbers 89 to 95.
  • New footpath extension 1.5 metres wide and crossing points near the intersection of Steele and Chapel Street.
  • For safety reasons, this section of the new pathway will be a construction zone. Appropriate traffic/pedestrian measures will be in place throughout the duration of the works.
  • The use of plant and machinery including noisy works such as earthworks, saw cutting and use of trucks delivering concrete.
  • As part of these works, new concrete may be placed through landowner’s driveways. Access to their properties will be restricted for a four-day period following from when the concrete is poured. This is required to allow the concrete to set properly before any vehicles can use the driveway. Our contractor will advise them, in advance, of any works affecting access to their properties.

We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience to nearby properties and we have asked for their patience during these times. Our contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions during construction. Our community, local residents and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project via our website. A letter drop and mail out will be undertaken to adjacent landowners affected by these works.

Staying Informed

For more information or assistance during this project, please contact:

  • Steve Wheatley – Site Supervisor – 0419 003 052
  • Bass Coast Shire Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team – Faisal Javaid or Infrastructure Asset Management Team – Phillip Pritchard on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211
  • Email
  • Visit our website for updates on this project.