Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has resolved to construct a shared pathway in Hoamm Park, Werris Creek to improve facilities and provide disabled access to the precinct. The path will run from the northern end of Hoamm Park, near the access road to the rail line, to the area adjacent to the playground. It will also provide approximately 230 metres of cycleway.
“The recently built Hoamm Park Playground was constructed to facilitate disabled play so it makes a lot of sense to improve access. Not only will this assist people with a disability, it will also make it safer for families and young people heading to the park,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
“The funding will be provided through the redistribution of $121,500 in Federal Assistance Grants (FAG) money that was originally allocated to match an application to Roads and Maritime Services for funding to reconstruct the Gap Road Shared pathway on a 50%-50% basis. Unfortunately, the application was unsuccessful thus making the original $121,500 component available for other works,” he said.
“The Werris Creek Advisory Committee was advised at a meeting earlier this year that the funding application had failed and discussed alternative projects and they were generally supportive of the Hoamm Park proposal,” he continued.
“Council recently received a donation of $2,756 from the Werris Creek Sporting Complex Committee to construct a bridge across the stormwater outlet in the park so this pathway will also compliment that project,” he said.
“Hoamm Park has become an increasingly popular area with locals and travellers and the construction of a shared pathway will assist with the further beautification of Werris Creek as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles plus improving disabled access,” Councillor Hope concluded.