Pedestrian/Bicycle Paths - Queanbeyan River Corridor
- Project typeCapital Works
- Project value$1,100,000
- Project scheduleShared path bridge over Queanbeyan River
- Contractor nameToisch Pty Ltd
The Queanbeyan shared path and bridge construction will complete a loop around the Queanbeyan River.
During community consultation on the Queen Elizabeth II Park redevelopment, the desire for a safe river crossing to enable a walking loop around the Queanbeyan River was identified. Currently a river crossing exists on Morisset Street which requires users to cross five streets to complete this loop. The Queanbeyan River Riparian – Corridor Strategy which was adopted in March 2012 also identified walking infrastructure to complete this loop.
A new river crossing upstream of the existing Morisset Street low level crossing will encourage more users around the Queanbeyan River contributing to healthier lifestyles and a more vibrant community. This will attract more people to the river and increase economic activity in the CBD. Work has commenced on the new river crossing, currently the bridge is under construction. The main structure of the bridge was installed mid July 2019. The bridge is expected to be open to the public in September 2019. This will join up with the existing path in Queen Elizabeth II Park. The tender for design and construction for the new shared path bridge was awarded to Toisch Pty Ltd. C
As part of this project a new section of shared path has been constructed along Thorpe Avenue. Construction commenced in June 2018 for this new section and was completed in November 2018. This section was constructed by CB Excavations.
Funds have also been allocated to a new section of path to join the existing shared path in Ray Morton Park. This new section will commence near Atkinson Street and continue along Waniassa Street through the sensory gardens. This was completed in November 2018.
Morissett Street, Queanbeyan 2620 View Map