Construction of shared pathways for Wentworth Falls and Lawson to begin in November


24 Sep 2021

Construction of more than 2km of shared paths at Wentworth Falls and Lawson will begin in November, improving pedestrian safety and accessibility and enhancing connections to both Wentworth Falls and Lawson town centres for pedestrians and cyclists.

Following community consultation over the past two years, the paths, which include 600m of path at Lawson, and 1600m at Wentworth Falls, will connect these locations:

  • Wilson and Cleveland Street in Lawson will connect the Lawson village and school to South Lawson Park.
  • The Sinclair Crescent section of the path will improve access to Wentworth Falls Lake Park, which is one of the four district parks in the Blue Mountains. It will run from Hill Street, Wentworth Falls, through to Blaxland Road.

A new pedestrian pathway is also planned for Glenbrook. However, after consultation with the public that included letterbox drops to affected residents and community drop in sessions, it was decided that further design and consultation was needed to deliver a compliant shared footpath at this location. 

Blue Mountains City Council Mayor Mark Greenhill said: “Improving connections and access benefits everyone and particularly helps those in our community living with disability. 

“The shared paths, which connect to broader walking and cycling networks, will encourage the community to get active and safely reach some of the wonderful recreational activities we have in the Blue Mountains.

“We encourage the community to keep talking to us ahead of construction to find out how the works will affect them.”

The shared paths will be made of concrete and asphalt, and will generally follow a more natural meandering form that avoids trees and shrubs. They may narrow and widen depending on the space available.
 
While works take place, traffic and pedestrian management will be in place to enable safe thoroughfare, and Council will take measures to minimise disruption to impacted residents.  Construction is due to be completed in June 2022. 

The shared path upgrade is funded through the Western Parkland City Liveability Program.

For more information or to view the final designs, contact Project Officer Nikki Barton nbarton@bmcc.com.au or 02 47805602 or visit https://yoursay.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/active-transport-links-footpaths

Contact details for the Corporate Communications & Marketing Program Leader:

Email: MediaUnit@bmcc.nsw.gov.au