Ocean Drive Footpath Plans Released

Published on 07 November 2019

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Responding to feedback from local residents, Council this week released proposed plans for a footpath along Ocean Drive in Port Fairy.

The plans follow petitions made to Council earlier this year requesting a path along Ocean Drive, from Mills Crescent to Anna Catherine Drive, to improve pedestrian safety in the area.

Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Mick Wolfe, said the proposed plans would provide a safe pathway while also addressing concerns about the suitability of a concrete path along that section of Ocean Drive.

“We have prioritised the safety of our residents, particularly children walking and riding along Ocean Drive,” Cr Wolfe said.

“There were concerns raised around the suitability and location of a concrete footpath, so in order to reach a compromise, the proposed plans are for an unsealed path between the Pea Soup carpark and the beach area at the Western end of Ocean Drive.

“The 300 metre limestone path would link up with some of the existing informal paths that run off Ocean Drive, and is estimated to cost around $25,000.”

Council now invites public comment on the proposed plans. Comments will be received up to close of business 6 December, 2019 and can be directed by mail to Moyne Shire Council, PO Box 51, Port Fairy, 3284 or by email to Ms Brett Anders, Personal Assistant to the Director of Infrastructure and Environment, banders@moyne.vic.gov.au.