Extensions and improvements to the Coastal Pathway, transforming it into an iconic tourism experience and increasing livability. Up to $32m required.
This project is to build up to nine more sections of the coastal pathway including:
Burnie eastern new pathway Fernglade to Heybridge 7.7km,
Heybridge to Sulphur creek widening 3.6km,
Penguin – Penguin CBD – 222 Penguin Road widening 1.7km,
Penguin – 222 Penguin Rd – 581 Penguin Rd new pathway 1.8km,
Ulverstone – Bicentennial Park/Fairway park widening 1.2km,
Ulverstone – Beach Road new pathway 1.5km,
Turners Beach Road upgrade 1.9km,
Devonport Bayview Drv Ambelside to East side upgrade 1.4km and
Devonport Coles Bay link rd to East side new pathway 850m.
The project will also implement whole of pathway signage, community engagement and media program to increase use of the pathway by the local community, including well being and adventure messaging.
The North West Coastal Pathway has the potential to deliver benefits in health and well being, environmental outcomes, particularly as an alternative transport mode, and tourism and the regional economy. Tasmanian’s have the second lowest participation rates for exercise and physical activity nationally – 71% of North West Coast Tasmanian’s are not undertaking 30 minutes of exercise per day which is contributing to poor health outcomes. The North West Coastal Pathway has the potential to provide fundamental infrastructure to allow safe and convenient exercise for people of all ages and abilities in a variety of natural settings.
This project is part of a master plan for a recreational pathway between Latrobe and Wynyard. The plan provides a summary of the desired route, its connections to other pathways and proposals for associated pathway infrastructure from a regional perspective.