Commencement of Upgrade for Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath

Commencement of Upgrade for Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath

Wentworth Shire Council is pleased to inform the community that the previously announced upgrade of the Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath is set to commence in March 2024. This vital initiative, joint funded by Council and Transport for NSW (NSW Government) through Get NSW Active 2023/24, is a significant step in enhancing regional infrastructure and community wellbeing.

Project Overview:

The Dareton to Namatjira Sharedway Footpath upgrade, announced in 2023, involves several enhancements. The project features the construction of a new 2.5 metre wide asphalt path from the intersection of Hawdon Street and Tapio Street to Namatjira Avenue, designed to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. The existing concrete path between Pump Station Road and Tallawalla Road will also be widened to better manage increasing foot traffic.

Key safety enhancements include the installation of solar lighting along the sharedway, providing illumination during all hours and improving visibility. Additionally, the placement of bench seating along the path will offer rest points for users, thereby enhancing the overall amenity of the sharedway.

Expected Outcomes and Timeline:

The upgrade is expected to significantly improve the functionality and safety of the sharedway, aligning with Council’s commitment to community infrastructure. The project, set to begin in March 2024, will positively impact the community’s quality of life and safety.

Wentworth Shire Council is committed to the successful and timely execution of this important project. The upgrade demonstrates a strong commitment to regional development and public infrastructure improvement.