Wingecarribee Shire Council has secured $155,000 in grant funding from the NSW Roads and Maritime Services Active Transport program for two local community projects.
The village of Hill Top will receive $140,000 towards the construction of a shared recreational pathway, pedestrian refuge and kerb ramps.
Council will provide an additional $140,000 in funding towards the project which will ensure safe pedestrian passage between Telopea Street and the intersection of Wilson Drive.
The remaining $15,000 of the grant will compliment an existing $10,000 which was identified in the 2015/16 Council budget to produce a conceptual design for a shared off-road recreational pathway linking Railway Parade in Mittagong to Soma Avenue in Bowral. This pathway follows the existing fire trail network that borders the Mt Gibraltar Nature Reserve.
The aim of this project is to create a recreational link that would provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to access and appreciate the State listed environmental and heritage conservation areas of Mt Gibraltar.
Community consultation will be undertaken as part of both these projects with work expected to be completed by June next year.