New footpaths connect missing links

Published 2:00pm 19 December 2023

New footpaths connect missing links
Words by Moreton Daily

Students and other pedestrians around schools in Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay will be better connected with the development of three separate Missing Link Pathways projects.

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery says 1674 metres of pathway will be built to support safety and connectivity around Hercules State School, Southern Cross College, Kippa-Ring State School and Deception Bay State High School by the end of the financial year.

Works have begun, or will begin in coming weeks, along the following roads:

  • Kate Ave, Deception Bay (nearing completion)
  • Church St, Kippa-Ring
  • Pegasus St, Kippa-Ring.

Boosting safety

“As a father, I understand how important it is for parents to know their kids are safe when walking to and from school,” he says.

“These upgrades target Missing Link Pathways around schools in the Kippa-Ring and Deception Bay area, near main roads that have a high volume of foot traffic, to improve safety and connectivity for everyone.

“Council’s Missing Link Pathway program identifies key areas that aren’t connected by footpaths and fills in the gap by building new connecting footpaths.

“Our population has boomed in recent years and it’s going to continue growing, so it’s important that our infrastructure and amenity is keeping pace with growth.”

Great for recreation

Councillor Sandra Ruck (Div 5) said the projects are a big boost for the community.

“All three of areas that we’ll be improving have a high demand for pedestrian use, so the works will not only improve safety for students, but it will promote recreational walking too,” she says.

Councillor Karl Winchester (Div 6) says the Missing Link Pathway program will encourage more active transport and help reduce congestion.

“The Redcliffe Peninsula and Deception Bay areas are some of the most built-up areas in the City of Moreton Bay so any projects that encourage more active transport is a win for the community,” he says.

Read more about City of Moreton Bay’s Integrated Transport Strategy and other long-term strategies by visiting the website.

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