Council Endorses Shared Path Master Plan

City of Mount Gambier endorsed the Shared Path Master Plan, a framework highlighting future improvements to the quality, connectivity and safety of shared paths throughout the city at its April 2024 Council meeting.

The master plan provides a roadmap for the development of shared paths and outlines prioritised actions to create a safer, more connected and inclusive community for all residents.

“The master plan will be used to guide the roll out of active transport infrastructure across Mount Gambier,” City of Mount Gambier General Manager City Infrastructure Barbara Cernovskis said.

“It not only considers shared paths, but also footpaths and dedicated cycling paths for use by a variety of active transport users such as pedestrians, cyclists, people with mobility restrictions and scooters.”

To identify the community’s current and future needs, Council sought input from residents, stakeholder groups and visitors to inform the Shared Path Master Plan.

Some of the feedback we received during two rounds of community consultation focused on the consideration of additional shared pathways in residential areas, including Wireless Road East, Kennedy Avenue and Attamurra Road. – General Manager City Infrastructure Barbara Cernovskis

More than 95 per cent of the people who provided feedback on the draft masterplan were in support of the document.

“We have considered all the feedback provided and incorporated the suggestions into the final version,” Ms Cernovskis said.

The action plan within the master plan outlines a phased priority list for implementation during the short term (the next three years), medium term (three to five years) and long term (five to 10 years and beyond).

“Some of the short term priorities identified include implementing a learn to ride facility, the consideration of speed reductions, identifying and adopting a functional cycling and walking hierarchy, the prioritisation of identified primary and secondary intersections with a focus on cycling safety improvements and investigation of pedestrian improvements at high demand and high traffic volume locations.”

The Shared Path Master Plan was developed in conjunction with Tonkin Engineering and will inform the infrastructure design methodology within Council’s Asset Management Plans.

“These plans sequence the delivery of the initiatives through forward works programs that can be delivered within Council’s resourcing capacity.”

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