Boolaroo to Northern Lake Macquarie foreshore
18 July 2014
New pathway connects Boolaroo to Northern Lake Macquarie foreshore
Residents of the northern Lake Macquarie suburbs of Boolaroo and Speers Point now have better access to the beautiful lake foreshore and its cycleways thanks to a joint project between Road and Maritime Services and Lake Macquarie Council.
Work has been completed on a shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians between First Street at Boolaroo and Five Islands Bridge at Speers Point.
A spokesperson for Roads and Maritime said stage one work was finished last year and completion of stage two means there is now a 900 metre pathway providing better access between Boolaroo and the lake foreshore.
“The NSW Government provided $600,000 in the past two years for this project which connects cyclists and pedestrians from Boolaroo to Five Islands Bridge at Speers Point,” the spokesperson said.
“The new shared pathway connects with the existing six kilometre cycle and walkway along the northern Lake Macquarie shoreline to Warners Bay and Eleebana, and the 2.4 kilometre Five Island to Booragul cycleway.
“People living in Boolaroo and Speers Point now have better access to the foreshore and all it has to offer, including water recreation activities, sporting fields and parklands.”
Lake Macquarie City Council carried out the work and invested $400,000 in the past two years in the project.
“This project is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the Hunter region,” the spokesperson said.