Total cost so far is approx $3.5m, including the tunnel restoration. The NSW state government has provided aproximately 50% of the cost from cycleway grants, with the two councils providing 25% each.
Whilst the track is also used by commuter cyclists, recreational cycling and walking use, particularly at weekends, has been extremely high, and there have been some conflicts between cyclists & walkers. We have marked the centreline to encourage more considerate behaviour.
Planning has commenced for the next stage – only 10km to go!
Ian Broadfoot – Recreation and Land Planning Coordinator Lake Macquarie Council.