ON Friday work on the Narooma Dalmeny shared pathway resumed thanks to funding received by Eurobodalla Shire Council from the government and Southern Phone.
Work on the last 600 metres of pathway and the completion of the viewing area over the swamp near Apex Park is expected to be completed by the end of June.
Cr Brown said this will effectively complete the final stage of the pathway and join the missing link between Narooma and Kianga.
“It is the culmination of more than eight years of help and hard work by the community and volunteers that will see this long term project completed,” he said.
“This project is a great indication that the community working collaboratively with council can enable us to achieve such a positive result,” Cr Brown said.
To finish the shared pathway council needed another $175,000 which was raised when Eurobodalla Shire Council in collaboration with the Shared Pathway committee applied for and received a grant for $100,000 from the state governments NSW Coastal Cycleway program.
The other $75,000 came from the annual dividends from the Southern Phone Company.
“It’s terrific that council is using the dividends to assist the volunteers to complete the final section of the pathway,” Southern Phone general manager, Phil Herrick said.
When the pathway is completed is will provide a 12km uninterrupted cycle ride or walk along the waterfront between Dalmeny and Narooma.
The next concrete pour is on Saturday, March 3 and volunteers are needed to help.
“They have great morning teas for volunteers,” Cr Brown said.
To volunteer to help concrete contact Ray Morgan on 4476 8209, or to donate contact Narelle Davis on 4476 7975 or John Gibson 4476 7615.