Bass Coast Shire Council currently has several pathway projects underway on Phillip Island.
Work has started to completely replace the decking of the boardwalk at Ventnor Common, off Ventnor Beach Road. This project is expected to be completed by early October.
This $67,000 project is fully funded by Council as part of its 2020/21 Open Space Renewal Program.
The works involve the removal of some structural timber and the entire timber deck. The deck will be replaced with fibreglass reinforced mesh to improve safety and usability of the boardwalk. The works will also include the installation of a new timber gate and improvement to the entrance.
Council is also in the process of renewing and upgrading 820 metres of the existing gravel pathway along Cowes Rhyll Road.
The existing gravel pathway will be reshaped and resurfaced and will improve the connection from the informal carpark area on Cowes Rhyll Road to the road crossing point entering Conservation Hill. The completed project will provide a safer cycling and walking experience that will allow a more diverse range of users to reach local links and regional destinations, while integrating with the public transport system.
These works have begun and are expected to be completed by the end of September.
This $100,000 project is fully funded by Council as part of its 2020/21 Aspirational Pathway Program.
Council has engaged Phillip Island Nature Parks to complete these important path upgrades, as they have extensive experience working within an ecologically sensitive area