New shared path for Monkey Gully Road

Published on 07 June 2024


Walkers and cyclists now have better connectivity along Monkey Gully Road following the recent completion of a new shared path.

The 1.2km compacted gravel path reaches from Farral Court to Highton Lane and links to other existing paths leading to the centre of Mansfield. It also features new signage, drainage culverts and handrails at crossings.

Completing the path was a priority as part of Council’s Footpath and Shared Path Strategy. Construction was completed in just over 2 months between March and May 2024.

The project was funded with $149,630 from the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and an additional $3,686 from Council’s budget.

Mayor Cr Steve Rabie said improving footpaths and drainage was a major priority for Council.

“We heard from our community that they wanted a completed track and that it needed to be resilient to wear and tear and to wet weather,” said Cr Rabie.

“To allow the path to be maintained better and more cost-efficiently, a new path crushed rock material was used to provide a more durable surface that holds up better in wet weather.

“We look forward to seeing people making the most of the new path, for leisure, exercise or to walk into town.”


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