New Burrum Heads walkway opens

New Burrum Heads walkway opens

Residents in the growing western section of Burrum Heads will have easier access to Lions Park, the best beach in town, and the boat ramp now that a walkway and boardwalk have been installed.

“The project included installing 120 metres of walkway from Riverview Drive to Lions Park,” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.

“It included installing a 2.5m wide, 45m boardwalk over the existing tidal zone.”

The boardwalk and decking are made of a composite material (fibre reinforced plastic) which will last longer than timber and need less maintenance.”

The $420,000 project was funded as a component of the $750,000 Jetties, Pier and Burrum Heads Boardwalk resurfacing project through the State Government’s COVID Works for Queensland Funding Program.

Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders welcomed the opening of the new walkway.

“This is great news for the people of the Maryborough electorate, with the new walkway connecting the beautiful Burrum Heads,” Mr Saunders said.

“The pathway is a missing link in the network that will improve access for families to Burrum Heads’ popular swimming beach and Lions Park.

“The project has also helped to deliver jobs for locals as part of Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.”

The walkway will be very popular at Christmas and Easter, Cr Seymour said.

“Lions Park and the boat ramp car park are the location of the very popular Easter fishing competition,” he said.

In its recent budget, Council allocated $7.9 million for parks, pools and playgrounds capital works and $3.6 million for footpaths and bikeways.

“Our aim is to fill in the gaps in the existing footpath network to enable more people to access more places across the Fraser Coast,” Cr Seymour said.

Article and photo submitted by Fraser Coast Regional Council

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