Next Steps Taken for Walking Network in Mount Isa
Council’s long-term vision to gradually enhance and improve connectivity across Mount Isa is taking the next step, with community members now able to provide their feedback on Council’s proposed walking network.
Council has received funding from the Department of Transport and Main Roads to deliver a pilot program to establish a walking/pedestrian network for the Mount Isa Local Government Area.
A map of the draft walking network outlines primary and secondary walking access routes across Mount Isa and Camooweal, which is now available for public comment.
Residents are encouraged to have their say on commonly traversed pathways that connect key destination points by filling out the community survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/B7P8N2Y.
“While Mount Isa’s existing footpath network is extensive, we are aware that it also contains many gaps and missing important linkages,” Mayor Danielle Slade said.
“We aim to improve the network through this public consultation and get a better idea from the community as to what pathways residents take when walking, biking, or mobility scooting around the city.
“This will assist Council to prioritise works in the future, in order to make this network more user-friendly and cohesive.
“I want to emphasise that this Walking Network pilot program will not be a silver bullet that will immediately upgrade every single footpath across Mount Isa or the CBD.
“Rather, it is a tool for Council that will identify primary and secondary routes that we can prioritise accordingly for improvement works.
“To this end, we would definitely appreciate comprehensive public feedback, to ensure this pilot program is as accurate and thorough as possible.”
Council also plans to install wayfinding signage and shade trees, as well as pedestrian safety improvements on Isa Street, such as railings/barriers, and a review of existing pedestrian crossings on the street to consume funding under the pilot program.
More information can also be found at www.mountisa.qld.gov.au/homepage/305/principal-pedestrian-network.