Warner Street footpath gets funds to be completed



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Council Finds Savings For Warner Street Footpath. Image: Newsport.

Upgrades to Warner Street in Port Douglas will finally be completed with Council today resolving to transfer $100,000 in capital works project savings towards the construction of a concrete footpath.

The footpath between Grant Street and Owen Street will be installed in the coming weeks.

Stage one of the Warner Street upgrade project cost $551,825.

Stage one had been substantially completed with work including kerb and channels works, construction of multiple new stormwater inlet pits, underground stormwater pipes, raising the finished level of the informal parking areas and improving the surface drainage.

Pedestrian access was identified as an important issue in Warner Street, however, the footpath had not been completed during stage one due to the budget being exhausted.

Today council resolved to transfer $26,000 from the Fleet Renewal Program, $20,000 from the Diggers Pedestrian Bridge Project, $10,000 from Finlay Crescent Project, and $44,000 from the Opal Street Lighting Project to the Warner Street Project to complete the construction of the concrete footpath.

Some reconstruction work will be required at the intersection of Grant Street and Owen Street to ensure the concrete footpath ties into the existing clay pavers at these locations.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the footpath would help activate the area.

“Many people enjoy walking under the cool shade of the rosewood trees,” he said.

“The new footpath will provide a safe journey for pedestrians and give motorists more confidence when driving down the street.”

Council is continuing important works with 149 individual projects valued at $25 million and a further $20 million in disaster recovery projects under management.

Some recently completed project highlights include urgent repairs at the Mossman Pool, CCTV and solar lighting, wheelchair access at Port Haven, a new fence at the Port Douglas tennis club and the park shade renewal program.

Works are continuing on key projects such as the Port Douglas Sugar Wharf upgrade, Whyanbeel Causeway, Teamster Park and Murphy Street Landslip Repairs.

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