Construction is already underway for Mount Martha’s new footpath on Harrap Road.
The footpath will be approximately 1.5km, running along the north side of the road starting at Dunns Road roundabout and linking to an existing path down Harrap Road.
The path is being made with 1383 sqm of PolyRok. PolyRok is a recycled plastic product which is an alternative to mineral aggregate in concrete to minimise impacts on the environment.
The Shire has secured $600,000 for this project under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Grant Program.
The Shire’s Pedestrian Access Strategy aims to improve Peninsula pathways has identified Harrap Road as a key link in the Primary Pedestrian Network.
The Primary Pedestrian Network connects residents with community facilities and town centres by providing locals with alternative transport options.
This footpath can help connect the community to the services they need.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor and Briars Ward Councillors Steve Holland and Anthony Marsh:
“The new footpath will connect Harrap Road to the Mount Martha township, giving locals a safe and accessible way to get around.
“For many of us, the pandemic has made us appreciate getting out for a walk again and now more than ever it is so important we have safe and accessible paths to help us stay active and connected.”
Photo: L – R – Matthew Ashdown, Cr Marsh, Siddhesh Warerkar, Cr Holland, Mayor O’Connor, Paul Bampton and Sam Polatidis.