Just concrete ramps to come as Pingelly All Ages Shared Path nears completion

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
The almost-completed pathway.
Camera IconThe almost-completed pathway. Credit: Picture: Shire of Pingelly

Providing a dedicated link from the school to sporting field, Pingelly’s All Ages Shared Path is nearing completion.

With just concrete ramps to come, the pathway will connect Pingelly Primary School to its town centre, and the Pingelly Recreation & Cultural Centre to the Pingelly Somerset Alliance.

Work on the pathway was initially scheduled to start in December 2019 but delays meant that it did not start until February this year.

Then, work began to suffer from a limited access to materials and labour, with WA in the grips of a housing boom.

In recent weeks, installation of the concrete ramps has been held up by wet weather.

Despite the delays, Shire acting chief executive Paul Sheedy said the project would make a significant contribution to the community.

“It’s providing safe access for young people, so they’ve now got safe access to and from schools and home, and to our recreation facilities,” he said.

“It has helped to close that gap around the town as well, so we’ve got a continual link now which is important.”

The $200,000 project is a joint venture between the Shire and the Department of Transport with each contributing half of the project’s cost.

“I’m hoping that next week, maybe the week after... we’ll finish the project as soon as this weather’s finished,” Mr Sheedy said.

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