Gannons Road Shared Pathway, Woolooware

Construction of a Shared Pathway between Denman Ave and Captain Cook Drive.

Works start date: Apr 2020

Works end date: Jun 2020

Works location: Gannnons Road, Wooloware from the intersection with Denman Avenue to the existing shared pathway near the corner of Captain Cook Drive Woolooware View on map

Reason for works

The need to upgrade the current pathway to a 'shared pathway' is to meet the current and future demand.

Large numbers of local school children ride on this path each weekday and a compliant shared pathway will improve the cycling safety within this area.

Located close to nearby sport fields, clubs and schools, this new shared pathway will also improve amenity along the link between Kingsway and Captain Cook Drive, for both cyclists and pedestrians.  It will also provide an improved transport choice and encourage an active lifestyle for recreational users.

Scope of works

The project includes:

  • Construction of a 3.0 metre wide concrete pathway along Gannons Road from Denman Ave to Captain Cook Drive, adjacent to Woolooware Golf Course.
  • Removal of trees necessary to allow construction of the shared pathway - for every tree to be removed, three (3) new trees have already been planted within the adjacent Golf Course.
  • Provision of a new boundary fence along the Golf Course frontage; the new fence will have a finer grade mesh to prevent golf balls passing through.

The removal of street trees was anticipated in April 2016, as they had been planted beneath the overhead electricity wires during the early 1980s. To maintain the required clearance between the electricity lines and the tree canopy, they have suffered regular hard pruning by the electricity authority for many years, and do not contribute greatly to the streetscape or the environment.

Extensive replacement planting has already been undertaken nearby within the golf course, using more appropriate species that will have a long-term positive environmental impact. The 300 new trees include Casuarinas, Eucalyptus and Melaleucas species, which are being monitored.

Only trees on the eastern side of the road are affected.

Project schedule

  • Design - Feb 2019 - Complete
  • Community notification - Jan 2020 - In Progress
  • Tree removal - Mar 2020
  • Construction (shared path, fencing and pedestrian refuge) - Apr 2020
  • Practical completion - May 2020

Public impacts during construction

There will be minor disruption to traffic and pedestrian access during construction. Pedestrian diversions will be in place and some parking restrictions will apply to Gannons Road.

There will be some noise from tree removal and demolition activities.

We thank you for your co operation and appreciate your patience and understanding whilst we undertake these works.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by Sutherland Shire Council and the RMS - Transport for NSW from the 'Active Transport Program - Connecting Centres'.

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