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Published 12 December 2023
Students and other pedestrians around schools in the Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay area will be better connected with the development of three separate Missing Link Pathways projects.
City of Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery said a total of 1,674 metres of pathway will be constructed to support safety and connectivity around Hercules State School, Southern Cross College, Kippa-Ring State School, and Deception Bay State High School by the end of the financial year.
Works have begun, or will begin over the coming weeks, along the following roads:
“As a father, I understand how important it is for parents to know their kids are safe when walking to and from school,” he said.
“These upgrades target Missing Link Pathways around schools in the Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay area, near main roads that have a high volume of foot traffic, to improve safety and connectivity for everyone.
“Council’s Missing Link Pathway program identifies key areas that aren’t connected by footpaths and fills in the gap by building new connecting footpaths.
“Our population has boomed in recent years and it’s going to continue growing, so it’s important that our infrastructure and amenity is keeping pace with growth.
“Road and transport networks are our biggest investment in Budget 2022-23 with $90 million going toward upgrades that are being rolled out over this financial year.
Councillor Sandra Ruck (Div 5) said this was a big win for the community.
“All three of areas that we’ll be improving have a high demand for pedestrian use, so the works will not only improve safety for school students but it will promote recreational walking too,” she said.
“We promised that we would deliver better connected communities and Council is delivering on that in Division 5 and 6.”
Councillor Karl Winchester (Div 6) said the Missing Link Pathway program would encourage more active transport and help reduce congestion in the long run.
“The Redcliffe Peninsula and Deception Bay areas are some of the most built-up areas in the City of Moreton Bay so any projects that encourage more active transport is a win for the community,” he said.
“Council is committed to creating better transport networks and reducing congestion for the entire region through a whole host of initiatives and projects as we continue to grow.”
You can read more about City of Moreton Bay’s Integrated Transport Strategy and other long-term strategies by visiting our website.