Help plan the next stage of the Kingston Bay Trail
5 February 2016
Calling all cylists, walkers and beachgoers! Kingston Council wants your input to help plan the next stage of the Kingston Bay Trail.
The Bay Trail shared bike/walking path will be extended from Mentone to Mordialloc and Council is consulting the community on a preferred location for the new path.
Mayor Tamsin Bearsley said the Bay Trail will deliver a safe off-road path for pedestrians and recreational cyclists to walk, ride and run along Kingston’s beautiful foreshore area.
“The Bay Trail project is an important link to promote cycling and walking around Port Phillip Bay and will be a fantastic community asset,” Cr Bearsley said. “This project is another step towards creating a single continuous bike path right around Port Phillip Bay.”
“Late last year Council opened the latest section of the Bay Trail in Mentone and were overwhelmed with the positive community feedback.”
“We’re now inviting the community to have their say on where the missing link of the path should be located and hope to provide a fantastic new community asset while minimising the amount of vegetation lost.”
- new concrete path back of kerb (next to Beach Road) all the way from Mentone to Mordialloc,
- an alternative alignment with a mix of back of kerb and existing pathways.
The community is invited to find out more at a series of ‘drop in’ information sessions in our on-site marquees on:
- Wednesday 17 February 5.30pm-7pm at Mentone (opposite Naples Road)
- Saturday 27 February 10am–11.30am at Parkdale (near Parkdale Café)
- Wednesday 9 March 2.30pm–4pm March at Mordialloc (near Peter Scullin Playground)
Have your say on the project by completing the online survey at kingston.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
Following community consultation, Council will see planning approval for the entire project with construction to take place in stages as funding becomes available. Completing the missing link of the Bay Trail from Mentone to Mordialloc, which covers 3,200 linear metres, will cost approximately $3M.