Planning ahead for Pedestrian Mobility Access and Cycleways


In our April 2019 Community Conversations, communities across the region were united in their desire for greater pedestrian and mobility access, and improved footpath and cycleway connections.

Since then we've engaged specialist consultants, Stantec, to undertake an independent review of our pedestrian and cycle routes and develop draft plans that identify priorities and actions in better connecting our communities. The first part of this project involves meeting with people from across the MidCoast to identify priorities for pathways in each community. Come along to a session in your local community and share your ideas. If you're unable to make it, you can still provide input by completing this short survey.

Sessions are being held at:

Old Bar, Club Old Bar - Monday 25 November, 6pm

Pacific Palms, Community Hall - Tuesday 26 November, 11am

Forster, Council Chambers - Tuesday 26 November, 6pm

Taree, Council Chambers - Wednesday 27 November, 10am

Hallidays Point, Blackhead SLSC - Wednesday 27 November, 6pm

Harrington, Club Harrington - Thursday 28 November, 6pm

Bulahdelah, School of Arts Hall - Tuesday 3 December, 10am

Gloucester/Stroud, Senior Citizens Hall - Tuesday 3 December, 6pm

Wingham, Services Club - Wednesday 4 December, 6pm

Nabiac, Showground Hall - Thursday 5 December, 10am

Tea Gardens, Baptist Church - Thursday 5 December, 6pm

Two plans will be developed to work alongside each other: a Pedestrian Access Mobility Plan (PAMP), and a Bike Plan.

The aim of this project is to:

  • Review existing pedestrian, cycleway and access plans
  • Identify areas for improvement in current pedestrian and bike access
  • Determine existing and future pedestrian and cycle key routes, and missing pedestrian and cycleway links (for example, with other transport services, schools and education facilities, retail and tourism areas)
  • Identify opportunities for developing and enhancing pedestrian and cycle related activities and attractions for community members and visitors (including mountain biking and road cycling)
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and the community to establish priority programs and projects for footpaths, shared paths and bicycle facilities that meet be practice and accessible requirements