December 18, 2016 - January 7, 2017: Issue 294
Bilgola's Billy Swim: An Open Inspiration To Get Into The Summer Swim Of Things
Newport Surf Boat Crew Named Pathway Australian Team For Trans Tasman 2017
Connecting Community Through Linked Coastal Walk And Cycleways + Inclusive Play
Announced on Friday, December 16th, Connecting Northern Beaches encompasses two major programs. The first is a $22.3 million program focused on integrating active walking paths and cycleways that link to B-Line transport hubs and services.
A new Palm Beach Walkway from the Palm Beach Ferry to Beach Road and new shared pathways around Bilgola Bends and behind Mona Vale golf course are part of 14km of new off-road shared paths. 'Connecting Through Walking and Cycling' features 36km of continuous, all-weather coastal walkways from Palm Beach to Manly, and 36km of new cycleways and shared paths connecting north-south an east-west are part of the project.
The second is a $10.3 million inclusive and active play program featuring the creation of two new major all-abilities playgrounds at Manly Dam and Lionel Watts Reserve, upgrades to 50 play areas across the Northern Beaches to make them more inclusive, and $4 million for sporting facilities and Surf Lifesaving Clubs to promote the Northern Beaches as an active, social and inclusive community - 'Connecting All Through Play'.