Funding received for 1001 steps at Bayview Park

The City of Casey has welcomed $1.2 million in funding from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program to undertake works at the popular 1001 steps in Narre Warren North to construct an accessible path.

The funding will be used to construct an accessible access path for people of all abilities to enjoy this wonderful experience, from the carpark area of the 1001 steps through to the top main viewing point. The new raised path will be fully accessible to users of all ages and physical abilities, with handrails where required and rest points with seating at regular intervals.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM welcomed the funding and thanked the Australian Government for its investment into one of the City of Casey’s most popular attractions, Bayview Park.

“The City of Casey is committed to providing parks that are inclusive for all. The addition of this accessible path will allow people of all abilities to access and enjoy this outstanding attraction, which features sweeping views across Casey, Western Port and Port Phillip Bay,” Ms Duff said.

Member for Bruce Julian Hill said it’s terrific that the 1001 steps will be upgraded with the Australian Government’s support.

“I’m especially excited there will be accessible grades so more people can make it to the top and enjoy the views,” Mr Hill said.

The LRCI Program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following some slight delays due to current demands being faced across the infrastructure sector, construction of the first stage of the accessible path commenced last week. Stage two is scheduled to begin early next year.

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