New Shared Path at Monkey Gully Road

Published on 15 September 2023

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Council invites community feedback on a concept plan that has been developed for a new Shared Path at Monkey Gully Road, Mansfield. The proposed path will extend along Monkey Gully Road up to Highton Lane.

The concept for the path arose from Council’s Footpath and Shared Path Strategy, which received broad community feedback and was adopted in 2022. The strategy includes priority locations for new paths in each township across Mansfield Shire. The aim of the new shared path is to provide improved connectivity along the eastern side of Monkey Gully Road, connecting with existing paths leading to the centre of Mansfield township.

The proposal is for a new 2.5m wide compacted gravel shared path. The starting point will be near the parking area in front of the DEECA building at 128 Highett St, Mansfield and the new path will extend from this point along Monkey Gully Road to join up with the existing gravel path on Highton Lane.

The path route includes a 2.5m wide section through the DEECA carpark area on Highett St, separated and clearly marked as shown on the concept design plans. Sections of new concrete path have also been included to fill in “missing links” on Highett St and provide a continuous shared path. Concept design drawings are available on Council’s Engage website, with a bold blue line showing the proposed new path location.

Mayor Cr James Tehan said path network connectivity and community safety is a high priority for this project.

“Council has listened to community feedback on the need for improvements to our path network,” he said.

“These works help to support our growing community and provide safe access to local schools and to the town centre.”

“We encourage and welcome community feedback on this project.”

To view the proposed concept plan and have you say, visit This concept plan is available for feedback until Thursday 5 October 2023.

If you require a physical copy of the document, please contact Council by phone on 03 5775 8555 to arrange a print copy for collection.

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