Lutana Woodlands Pathway Project July 2020 Update

10/08/2020

Lutana Woodlands Pathway Upgrade Project Update July 2020

In September 2019 Council engaged with the community around the future direction for Paths, Tracks and Trails. The pathways in Lutana Woodlands featured in the report. You can read the quick summary or the whole report here: https://gcc.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/paths-tracks-and-trails

In November 2019 we invited residents to comment on the proposed pathway renewal for Lutana Woodlands Reserve. The aim of this engagement was to identify community preferences on pathway alignment and treatment options. Feedback received has been summarised here.

Following this engagement, we have been working with specialised spatial consultants on the detailed design drawings (Figure 1 below) for the pathway replacement and upgrade.

Map of Lutana Woodlands proposed pathway

The design includes a mixture of concrete and gravel paths to meet the needs of the community and to fit with the aesthetics of the local environment. One of the community's and Council’s objectives for the pathway was to make it safer for everyone. To cater for this there are some changes proposed to the existing alignment;
• A revised concrete path approach to Lennox Avenue.
• Removal of the path and stairs connecting onto Cox avenue, as they do not meet modern standards.
• A new connection onto Bowen Road is proposed to create a safer crossing point.
• From Lennox Avenue to Bowen Road there will be an accessible concrete path, with the option of a loop to the playground and car park on a new gravel path to replace the existing bitumen.
• Formal connections from the carpark to the new gravel path will be created.

Community feedback suggested the longer gravel path to the North be reinstated to create a longer loop. In response to this, Council has engaged a consultant to survey the natural values in the pathway alignment to understand what values are present and how best to meet the community expectation whilst avoiding further impact on the reserve. The alignment of all paths will be designed to ensure minimal impact to the natural values within the reserve.

What's next?

The next step is to submit a planning application for the project. Council are currently pursuing funding for this project and are hopeful that construction can begin later this year.

To follow updates on this project please check our engagement page Community Engagement Outcomes

If you have any questions please contact Open Space Coordinator, Alli Coombe. Phone: 6216 6800 Email: gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au