Esperance Shire seeks public input on pathway

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Shire of Esperance chief executive Matthew Scott stands next to signs explaining why Pink Lake has lost its colour.
Camera IconShire of Esperance chief executive Matthew Scott stands next to signs explaining why Pink Lake has lost its colour. Credit: Supplied

The Shire of Esperance is calling the community to have their say on the development of a shared path along Pink Lake Road.

Extending from Dempster Street to Eleven Mile Beach Road, the proposal seeks to create an integrated transport corridor for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians.

The concept plan also includes the installation of an improved crossing at the intersection of Pink Lake Road and Harbour Road, for the safety of all road users.

Shire of Esperance chief executive Matthew Scott said the shared path plan would greatly improve people’s ability to access key attractions along the road.

“Pink Lake Road is not only important as a transport route into town but it also has the Esperance Senior High School, TAFE, Pink Lake Tourist Park and various sporting facilities along it and forms part of the Great Ocean Drive cycle route,” he said.

“It is important we make these places accessible to those who do not or cannot drive.

“Expanding and improving our cycle and pedestrian network to be better, safer and more inclusive will be beneficial for all.”

The community consultation process will be facilitated through Social Pinpoint — an interactive software program — which allows users to navigate themselves along the proposed path development, similar to Google maps.

Key points along the plan are highlighted and explanations have been provided as to what work will be needed.

The community can interact with the plans by anonymously adding comments or suggestions, which become visible to others who view the map.

The concept plan is accessible via the Shire of Esperance website and will remain open until June 30.

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