FIVE new bridges will be built to help improve pedestrian safety and encourage more people to walk in The Hills region.
Four permanent bridges and a temporary bridge will be constructed after The Hills Council awarded tender contracts at the first council meeting of 2017.
The Hills councillor Michelle Byrne applauded the decision to build a temporary pedestrian bridge on Memorial Avenue, which will go over Elizabeth Macarthur Creek.
“We do want people walking out and about and accessing public transport as much as possible,” Cr Byrne said.
“It will provide people from the Gracewood seniors living better access to the T-way station.
“I have done the walk and it is scary. I’m worried for about seniors and children walking so close to the traffic.
“You can’t put a price on people’s safety.”
Deputy mayor Robyn Preston echoed Cr Byrne’s comments, saying the bridges will provide a safe way to walk through the region’s “beautiful bushland”.
The four permanent bridges will be at:
- Rosebery Road, Kellyville to Chainmail Crescent, Castle Hill
- Smalls Creek Way, Beaumont Hills to the future Oxlade Street Reserve in Kellyville. It will go over Smalls Creek
- From Starthfillan Way to Georgia Terrace in Kellyville. It will be above a tributary of Cattai Creek
- Showground Road in Castle Hill. It will go over Cattai Creek