Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced NSW Government funding to construct a new community walkway linking Bayview Heights to Church Point.

The $130,000 project has been funded under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program and will provide a formal connection between Captain Hunter Road at Bayview Heights and Quarter Sessions Road at Church Point.

The Bayview Church Point Residents Association has developed the project over recent years, with the assistance of Northern Beaches Council, and will complement a range of ongoing infrastructure improvements around the Church Point community precinct.

Other initiatives currently being progressed at Church Point with financial support from the NSW Government include extensive car parking and pedestrian upgrades, boardwalk and foreshore improvements around the historic General Store and heritage enhancements around the original church and cemetery site.

“This is a fantastic community led project that will improve access and connectivity for local residents,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Access between Bayview Heights and Church Point is heavily restricted due to the steep terrain and dense bushland which effectively divides the two areas.

“Providing a formal pedestrian pathway will better enable residents to traverse between the two areas and help address a number of concerns regarding access during emergency situations - especially bushfires.

“The NSW Government is currently partnering with Northern Beaches Council to introduce a variety of essential improvements around the Church Point community precinct and this is another important component.

“Congratulations to the Bayview Church Point Residents Association for successfully advocating for this important initiative," Rob Stokes said.