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Burnie gives up on eastern pathway

Burnie City Council has confirmed that staff will not pursue an eastern route for the Coastal Pathway.

The council’s general manager, Simon Overland, told a meeting held on 30 January that council officers did not believe a 2018 route proposed by a specialist engineering firm was feasible.

Overland said there “would be significant costs associated with undertaking the necessary works to arrive at a final design as it is a highly complex project”.

“That is not to say that the concept is without merit;” he said. “It is a great idea, however, it seems improbable that it can be delivered.”

Bike Spot records 650+ Tassie sites

Tasmanian riders logged more than 650 reports on needed improvements or existing infrastructure that has got it right on the Bike Spot map, which has closed for suggestions. 

Greater Hobart received more than 480 entries, greater Launceston received 80 and additional comments were  scattered across the south and north.

The Amy Gillett Foundation will now analyse the results and present a Bike Spot report on the changes needed to riding conditions across local and state governments areas around the country.

Snap Send Solve reports on Tas councils

The Snap Send Solve app has released its best performing councils for 2023, and Burnie City Council has won the overall Tasmanian award for more "snappers" per head than other councils.

Clarence City Council and City of Launceston Official also got nods for performing well.

Snap Send Solve is an app that allows you to take photos of problems such as potholes and cars parked in bike lanes, and sends them directly to the responsible authority to fix, with exact locations.

North-west bodies nominate Coastal Pathway for election funding

While the rumours about an early election circulate, north west councils are getting their wish lists in order.

Speaking to The Advocate, Central Coast Mayor Cheryl Fuller nominated co-investment from government to continue the shared pathway between Ulverstone and Penguin, and Devonport Council's general manager Matthew Atkins was looking for $1.5 million to continue the shared path along Stony Rise Road. 

Cradle Coast Authority CEO Sheree Vertigan also nominated the Coastal Pathway completion as an election priority, as was connecting to nearby towns like Forth.

"We're starting to collect data and it is showing that the pathway is highly valued by the community and they expect it will eventually cover the entire region," she told The Advocate.

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