Choosing the right path

The community is being asked to choose between two options for a path linking the Sale business district and residential estates on Maffra-Sale Rd.

Wellington Shire Council will soon build  a new path from the CBD to the Woondella, Glebe and Boulevard estates.

Information is being delivered to all residences in the three estates, and council officers will be on site at the Woondella playground this Thursday between 3pm and 6pm to provide information.

Wellington Shire mayor Darren McCubbin said the new shared walking and cycling path would provide a much-needed connection for the residents of the estates.

“Linking the Maffra-Sale Rd estates to the Sale CBD was identified as a high priority within council’s Walking and Cycling Strategic Plan 2012-16,” he said.

“Creating a 2.5 metre wide concrete path will provide accessible linkages for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility devices.

“We invite all Wellington community members to have their say, whether residents of the Maffra-Sale Rd estates or not.

“We’d like your feedback to decide which of the two options you prefer, considering safety, convenience and user experience.”

Construction of the path will include some road and drainage works to Cemetery Rd, Sale, to ensure either path can be safely and appropriately located.

Works are expected to begin later this year, with all elements of the project complete in 2018.

Feedback is invited until Friday, May 6, and can be provided online at www.wellington.vic.gov.au/woondellapathway, or by completing a feedback form, delivered to all residences in the estates and available at council’s customer service centre in Sale.