Keep clear: Council warns community to steer clear of walkway work site

COMMUNITY members have been warned not to enter the worksite as repairs to the Bicentennial Park walkway beside the Macquarie River continue.

Mayor Graeme Hanger said while most of the pedestrians who use the walkway adhere to the signage, a small number of people are disregarding the warnings and entering the worksite.

“I understand the walkway is much loved and a popular attraction. I love it too, but the area is a worksite and cordoned off for the safety of the public,” he said.

“The area is hazardous and anyone who enters the worksite could be seriously injured so I ask for the community to exercise patience while works are underway.”

Repairs to the walkway commenced last week.

The project will involve construction of the footing and gabion walls in two layers. The area will then be backfilled and a footpath will be constructed.

The site will be closed to the public for the duration of the works for safety reasons and repairs are expected to be complete by the end of May.