The Brown’s Creek Boardwalk and exercise trail in Taree has officially opened, thanks to $50,000 from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Stronger Communities Grants Program.
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead, said it’s fantastic to have been able to deliver the project.
“The community lobbied for a walkway as far back as 1994 and since work began, the project has seen many delays with drought, fires, floods and COVID-19,” Mr Bromhead said.
“Now locals and visitors can explore more of our region with this boardwalk and see why the Myall Lakes is the jewel in the crown of NSW.
“The pathway connects the north western side of Muscio Park and Railway Street and traverses the western bank of Browns Creek, concluding at Crescent Avenue.”
Thousands of hours have been invested by a small group of volunteers from Friends of Browns Creek to ensure the completion of this boardwalk which starts near the bridge on Railway Parade and stops in a corner of Muscio Park.
“We’re thrilled to have this boardwalk which is such an asset to the community and has been a real community project” said Bill Dennis, Friends of Brown’s Creek Activity Coordinator.
“It’s an addition to the well-established cycle-ways along the river bank and this will enable people to find another area of Taree that’s a delight. We hope people will take advantage of it.”
The walkway boasts:
- 232m of concrete shared pathway
- 254m of elevated boardwalk
- 140m of gravel path
Daniel Aldridge, Manager of Community Spaces from Mid Coast Council, said the boardwalk provides a great link for the community to be able to enjoy this part of Taree, while also being an important pedestrian connection.