The Mylestom Pathway Project, a New South Wales Government Stronger Country Communities funded project

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Project Update

Thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to respond to the Mylestom Pathway Project.

Your submissions are currently being compiled, reviewed and assessed and a report will be presented to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Background and History of the Project

• The New South Wales Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund was established to support local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home

• The Mylestom Pathway Project was a community driven project identified by a local non-incorporated community organisation

• Local councils are obliged to partner with non-incorporated organisations and lodge as an auspice, these applications on their behalf

• The application was lodged with the Stronger Country Communities Fund for its independent review and assessment of the application which featured a choice modelling survey by the State Government of Mylestom residents

• Council forwarded all correspondence; both in favour and not in favour of the pathway project, to the local member and the Department of Premier and Cabinet to ensure community sentiments informed their independent assessment of the project

• Council has been assisting with the final stages of project planning, scoping and design to deliver the project and the original draft design can be delivered onsite without the removal of trees

• Council’s has a strategic intent to investigate pedestrian infrastructure improvements that deliver safer, more attractive transport choices for residents and visitors

• Council’s own Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) 2016 identifies a number of opportunities for integrated open space connections to be considered including ‘along the foreshore and Bellinger River in Mylestom’

• Significant community engagement activities were undertaken to inform Council’s PAMP and socialise its findings including information sessions, advertising and media, public exhibition of the documents, online information, focus groups and other forms of engagement

• Council was investigating funding opportunities for proposed projects during Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund - including the potential delivery of curb, gutter, and drainage and parking arrangements in Mylestom. This has now been put on hold pending an outcome on this project.

• The value of the Mylestom Pathway Project is approximately $170,000 and the total value of the complete project is $261,000 ($170k pathway +$54k Surf Club + $37k shower/beach mats etc). The works on the Surf Club and shower/beach mats is substantially underway or complete).


Project Update

Thankyou to everyone who has taken the time to respond to the Mylestom Pathway Project.

Your submissions are currently being compiled, reviewed and assessed and a report will be presented to the Ordinary Meeting of Council on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

Background and History of the Project

• The New South Wales Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund was established to support local projects that make regional communities even better places to call home

• The Mylestom Pathway Project was a community driven project identified by a local non-incorporated community organisation

• Local councils are obliged to partner with non-incorporated organisations and lodge as an auspice, these applications on their behalf

• The application was lodged with the Stronger Country Communities Fund for its independent review and assessment of the application which featured a choice modelling survey by the State Government of Mylestom residents

• Council forwarded all correspondence; both in favour and not in favour of the pathway project, to the local member and the Department of Premier and Cabinet to ensure community sentiments informed their independent assessment of the project

• Council has been assisting with the final stages of project planning, scoping and design to deliver the project and the original draft design can be delivered onsite without the removal of trees

• Council’s has a strategic intent to investigate pedestrian infrastructure improvements that deliver safer, more attractive transport choices for residents and visitors

• Council’s own Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) 2016 identifies a number of opportunities for integrated open space connections to be considered including ‘along the foreshore and Bellinger River in Mylestom’

• Significant community engagement activities were undertaken to inform Council’s PAMP and socialise its findings including information sessions, advertising and media, public exhibition of the documents, online information, focus groups and other forms of engagement

• Council was investigating funding opportunities for proposed projects during Round 3 of the Stronger Country Communities Fund - including the potential delivery of curb, gutter, and drainage and parking arrangements in Mylestom. This has now been put on hold pending an outcome on this project.

• The value of the Mylestom Pathway Project is approximately $170,000 and the total value of the complete project is $261,000 ($170k pathway +$54k Surf Club + $37k shower/beach mats etc). The works on the Surf Club and shower/beach mats is substantially underway or complete).