Elliminyt has a new footpath built to help encourage more people to become active, more frequently.
This footpath connects Queen Street to Elliminyt, linking Harris Road and Pound Road. It is conveniently located for local school children to encourage walking and cycling to and from school.
This footpath was developed as a result of discussions on how to encourage and support physical activity for children in the Colac area, as a result of Colac Otway Choose Change.
Mayor Joe McCracken said “It’s fantastic for the Elliminyt community and provides an important off-road connection to key facilities including Colac Secondary College, Elliminyt Primary School, Bluewater Leisure Centre, Central Reserve and it also links to the existing footpath network.”
Cr McCracken said where possible the pathway was constructed 2.5 metres wide to allow for shared pedestrian and cyclist use. He said two bike rails were also installed at Slater Street.
“Walking is by far the most popular activity for health and wellbeing and cycling is in the top five,” he said.
“Projects like the Queen Street footpath assist with making physical activity the easy choice and break down barriers to being active.”
Colac Herald (2018). New Elliminyt footpath to help more people be more active, more often. [online] Available at: http://www.colacotway.vic.gov.au/News-media/New-Elliminyt-footpath-to-help-more-people-be-more-active-more-often [Accessed 20 Feb. 2019].