New shared path for Raftons Road, Bangalow

Published on 22 May 2023

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Council is designing a new shared path on Raftons Road in Bangalow and is seeking input from the community on two options proposed.

The new shared path will run along Raftons Road from Rifle Range Road to the existing footpath opposite 19 Leslie Street, Bangalow. 

The purpose of the new path is to create a safe and accessible alternative transport route for the local community. It will link residences with the local Community Children's Centre, businesses, workplaces, schools and services.

“We have narrowed it down to two options for this shared path – option one is on the northern side of the street and option two is in the verge on the southern side for most of the route,” Council’s Director Infrastructure Phil Holloway said.

“There was a third option on the northern side of the street but it involved removing koala habitat gum trees so that option has already been ruled out.

“We’re asking the community to go to the Your Say page on our website or come into Council to see what is proposed and tell us what you think is the best option and why,” he said.

“There are pros and cons with both options with some parking needing to be removed,” he said.

“Once we have community input we can finish the design process and apply for the funding needed to make it happen,” Mr Holloway said.

You can have your say on the two options proposed for the Raftons Road Shared Path Project until Monday 12 June, 2023.

The design phase of this project has been made possible thanks to $50,000 funding from the NSW Government’s 2022/23 Get NSW Active program and investment from Byron Shire Council.

For more information go to Council’s Your Say webpage.

For media enquiries contact Council’s Media and Comms team on 02 6626 7320.


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