Conti Foreshore Shared Path wins state award

Published on 09 November 2022

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Broome’s Conti Foreshore Shared Path is the latest Shire of Broome infrastructure project to receive state-wide recognition with an award for excellence.

The 1.3km path, which provides an all-access link between the award-winning Town Beach precinct and the Jetty to Jetty Trail towards Chinatown, was named the regional winner at the 2022 Your Move Awards in the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) category,” for making the jetty-to-jetty trail and public art more accessible”.

Your Move is a Department of Transport program that helps people find alternative, active ways to get to and from work, school and around their local community. It aims to help people swap a few car trips per week for walking, cycling and public transport by offering information and support tailored to their lifestyle to make it easier to find more ways to get there.

The 3m-wide Conti-Foreshore Shared Path is separated from the road and accommodates a range of users including pedestrians, cyclists and people requiring mobility aids.

It meets all relevant standards including AS 1428.1 Design for access and mobility and provides disability access to the Conti-Foreshore, the stunning Women in Pearling Statue and a host of other attractions, shops, tourist accommodations and recreational areas.

Broome Shire President Harold Tracey Cr Tracey thanked the State Government for its ongoing support of the Shire and Broome community and the Department of Transport for providing funding for the Conti project through the WA Bicycle Network.

He said the award was a recognition of the excellent work of the Shire’s engineering and operations teams and local contractors.

“In recent years the Shire has invested significant time and money to revitalise two of our main precincts – Town Beach and Chinatown,” Cr Tracey said.

“This year we completed the final stage of the shared cycle and walking path, which is the final, accessible link for people of all abilities between the two precincts and takes in a range of destinations.”

“Soon it will be even more accessible with 27 solar lights to be installed during the coming months, which will increase community safety and ensure safe night-time passage of the area.”

The Your Move Award comes less than two months after the Guwarri Town Beach Foreshore won the Coastal Design Award at the 2022 WA Coastal Awards for Excellence – the project’s fifth major award.


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