New footpath fast-tracked for Dayton pedestrians

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Dayton pedestrians can now ‘hit the pavement’ along a new footpath on Coast Road between Nigella Street and Caversham Primary School. The project was completed early as part of the City of Swan’s $8.85 million COVID-19 stimulus package.

Not only does the new footpath add to the community’s amenities, it has improved accessibility for residents and school children who walk the route daily.

City of Swan Mayor Kevin Bailey said investing in capital works and major maintenance projects during the current pandemic was vital.

“The City brought forward some of its already-planned projects to increase local investment and inject money quickly into our local economy,” Cr Bailey said.

“These projects provide important community benefits both now and into the future, boosts our local economy and provides local job opportunities in the planning, building and construction industries.”

The project provided employment for local residents working for Eastside Concrete Contracting and Contraflow, including Henley Brook resident Danielle Simpson.

“It’s great the City employs local people and it’s always rewarding for me to work on local projects that directly benefits my community and family,” she said.

Danielle, who always shops local, said it was important for everyone to continue to support local businesses as many had been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has completed four economic stimulus projects, with six more currently underway. More than $150,000 has been injected into the City’s local economy over the past three weeks.

A list of the approved economic stimulus projects is available on the City’s website.

Photo caption – Henley Brook resident Danielle Simpson worked on the City’s Coast Road Footpath project.

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