Branxton to Greta Cycleway works kick off.
Cessnock City Council said work has started on the construction of the Branxton to Greta cycleway.
Council secured $1,950,000 under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to build the 3.3km off-road, shared cycleway.
Council will provide a co-contribution of $650,000 to bring the cycleway to life that will connect the Branxton and Greta War Memorials. Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it’s great to see works starting.
This project has been a shared community vision, driven by the community who have tirelessly advocated to see it become a reality. Branxton-Greta Business Chamber and the local RSL sub-branches hard work has certainly been rewarded. It will be a unique way for current generations to recognise the sacrifice of local service personnel.”
It will offer residents and visitors another opportunity to enjoy our wonderful local government area and its rural surrounds. No doubt for many locals it will become a regular part of their weekend for walks and rides with family and friends.”
Construction will be undertaken in a number of stages through until March 2022, subject to ground conditions and weather. During works there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Council thanks residents for their understanding and patience. To keep up to date with project visit Council’s Branxton to Greta Cycleway project page.
Further expansion of the cycleway to incorporate a war memorial aspect along the route is being co-ordinated by Hunter Anzac Memorial Limited.