The Guy Road Shared Pathway is a six-kilometre-long, 2.5-metre-wide shared cycling and walking link between the Corinella Community Centre to the Bass Valley Primary School and Children’s Centre, via Tenby Point. The pathway will link into existing pathways connecting to the Bass Highway in one direction and Coronet Bay in the other.
The pathway will run in a westerly direction from the Bass Valley Primary School, along Corinella Road before turning north at Cemetery Road and following unused Road Reserve to Guy Road, continuing west along unused Road Reserve to Tenby Point. Once at Tenby Point, it follows the northern edge of Guy Road west, to connect to Jamieson Street. From Jamieson Street to Balcombe Street, the path follows the south side road reserve of Smythe Street in Corinella. The Pathway will connect to central Corinella where the general store, Community Centre, Community Hall and Harold Hughes Reserve are located.
Our Infrastructure Delivery and Design Team has generated a complete set of drawings outlining Pathway design components. The design incorporates drainage components, earthworks requirements and pavement specifications. The designs are complete and informed by Universal Design Principles and Environmentally Sustainable Design considerations.
Completion is expected October - December 2022 depending on favourable weather and availability of materials..
Update: 30 August 2022
The works on the Guy Road shared path re-commenced on 1 August 2022. The contractor is undertaking concrete footpath works at Corinella.
Approximately 80% of the footpath works between Jamieson Street and Barker Street have been completed and works will continue to Balcombe Street.
The installation of the boardwalk mesh (approx 350m) in Tenby Point has been installed. See photos below.
Significant consultation occurred with stakeholders and community groups to inform the design of the Guy Road Shared Pathway. The need and desire of the Waterline community to see the Guy Road Shared Pathway constructed has led to overwhelming community support, with the project receiving ten letters of support from key stakeholders:
- Bass Valley Primary School
- Bass Valley Children’s Centre
- Phillip island Bicycle User Group
- Corinella and District community Centre
- Corinella Residents and Ratepayer Committee
- Bass Coast Road Safety Committee
- Tenby Point Residents and Ratepayer Committee
- Sue Steward, Bass Coast resident
- Probus Club of Corinella and District
- Peregrine Walking Club
This important pathway link is identified in Council’s Aspirational Network Pathways Plan, 2016. The Growing Suburbs Fund contributes towards meeting critical local infrastructure needs for communities and responds to the growth pressures being experienced by Metropolitan and Peri-Urban communities. The total project cost is in the order of $2,800,000. This project will result in:
- A 6.1km shared pathway between Corinella and Bass Valley Primary School creating connectivity between Bass Coast communities;
- Active recreation opportunity for residents, school children and visitors.
This project is jointly funded by the Victorian State Government’s Growing Suburbs Fund ($1.4 million) and Council ($1.4 million) as part of our adopted Capital Works Program for 2021/22.
After a competitive open tender process, Council appointed SR Excavations Pty Ltd to construct the path
- Construction of about 725 metres of new fibre reinforced concrete 2.5 metre wide shared footpath along Smythe Street between Balcombe to Jamieson Streets, Corinella and a section between No. 319 and No. 333 Guy Road, Tenby Point.
- Construction of approximately 750 metres of boardwalk throughout the project.
- About 4.7 kilometres of 2.5 metres wide gravel shared path.
- Vegetation clearing in accordance with approved planning permit conditions. Vegetation offsets have been secured.
- Installation of drainage and culvert extension works including appropriate signage.
- Reinstatement works, as required
- Appropriate traffic and pedestrian control measures will be implemented onsite during these works. This will be a construction zone and for your own safety and others, there will be some access restrictions, single traffic lane closures as required. As always, emergency vehicle access to properties will be maintained at all times.
- The use of heavy plant and machinery including noisy and vibration works for construction including earthworks and use of trucks for removal or delivery of materials.