Cessnock Road Cycleway Project
Maitland is a rapidly growing community and as such, Council is required to deliver an increase in recreational services. In line with this, Council has begun construction on the Cessnock Road Cycleway, which will provide an off road cycleway linking Gillieston Heights to the Maitland City Precinct.
The path will consist of approximately 2,240 metres of 2.5 to 3.0 metre wide concrete cycleway commencing from James Leslie Drive and finishing at the existing pedestrian overpass at the New England Highway near Walker Street.
Construction will be rolled out in four stages. Stage 1 is James Leslie Drive to Dagworth Road, Stage 2 is Dagworth Road to Fishery Creek, Stage 3 is Fishery Creek Bridge and Stage 4 is Fishery Creek to New England Highway. There is a total project budget of $2.45 million for the works with funding for the project being provided from Council’s Developer Contributions associated with the Gillieston Heights residential development as well as capital funding and grant funding under the Stronger Country Community Funds (SCCF) Round 1 to the value of $950,000.
The total budget for the works is $2.45 million.
Funding is from Council’s Developer Contributions associated with the Gillieston Heights residential development, capital funding and grant funding from Round 1 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Council is aiming to complete the construction works for the cycleway by March 2020.
The cycleway will be over 2,200 metres in length positioned on the eastern side of Cessnock Road, starting at James Leslie Drive and finishing at the existing pedestrian overpass at the New England Highway near Walker Street.