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Shared Pathway - walkway/cycleway

The shared walkway IS  a great tourist attraction for our many visitors to our area. 2013 - 2014
THE "COMMUNITY PATHWAY" IS COMPLETED WITH THE EXTENSION FROM HOFFMAN DRIVE SWANHAVEN TO THOMSON STREET AND THE SCHOOL.
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 Path from Ski Beach to Swanhaven (now completed).   Completed route from Hoffman Drive Swanhaven                                                                                                            to Thomson Street, Sussex Inlet

This shared pathway project now links all the villages to Sussex Inlet and provide access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorised wheelchairs and scooters access to Thomson Street with the school, community centre, heated pool, tennis courts, sporting fields and link up with the shared walkway already in existence leading into Sussex.

This section in in gravel and is not called a "shared pathway" but is titled a "Community Pathway" because the surface is only gravel. We could not have concrete paths through the National Park section and to get this project completed, chose to finish it in gravel. Children,adults and tourists alike, now have a safe and wheelchair/ motorised scooter friendly route to Sussex.
STAGE 3 COMPLETED JUNE 2012
OFFICIAL OPENING  31 AUGUST 2012
Present were Federal Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash, State Member for South Coast
Shelley Hancock and Shoalhaven Mayor Paul Green and wife Michelle.
Rotary again supported us as they have throughout this project.
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Shelley Hancock Paul & Michelle Green cutting the ribbon and the pathway looking north from Cudmirrah Bridge
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Taking a walk along the completed stages 2 and 3 are Lto R Shelley Hancock, David Tarbert, Joanna Gash and Heather Dunnett. 
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The shared pathway stage three runs along the side of Springs Road from near the Cudmirrah Bridge and joins up with the stage 2 section next to the toilet block and car park at Ski Beach on the beautiful Swan Lake.
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Completed section stage 3  June 2012


THANK YOU!!
Thanks  goes to Peter Dunnett of Berrara Beach Concreting who has site managed stage 2 and 3 of the pathway for nothing, organising machinery and workers as well as laying the concrete.  All this while working at a  reduced rate for his services.  He also liaised with council and sat in on meetings about this pathway. Thanks Peter and thanks to our engineer Peter Hawkins for the drawing up of plans for all sections of the shared pathway.



STAGE 2   Completed  April 2011
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              Start and finish of stage 2

 
OFFICIAL OPENING FOR STAGE ONE
 TOOK PLACE IN JUNE 2010


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Photo 1:  Official opening, cutting the ribbon  and photo 2:  Federal Member for Gilmore, Joanna Gash, State Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock with President CBSPA David Tarbert and Secretary, Heather Dunnett

SHARED  PATHWAY  SECTION 1 OFFICIALLY OPENED 12TH JUNE 2010


 STAGE 1 COMPLETED   2009

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Swanhaven end                                              Cudmirrah end

The route by-passes the steepest and most dangerous undulating stretch of Springs Road.  Part of this particular hill section is where number of road accidents and fatalities have occurred.

This project was begun back in 2003 but there were earlier attempts to have this track through this  power line, water and sewer easement between the Ski Beach and Dyball Reserve used as a cycleway/walkway.  It is a shared pathway a walkway/cycleway that takes walkers, motorised scooters and bicycles off the road, bypassing a very undulating and steep hilly section of  the Springs.
At either end are concrete sections some with pavers of people and  organisations who donated  to raise funds for this project. There is also a boardwalk section at the Swanhaven end built over a swampy area.  This was kindly built by the Sussex Inlet Mens Shed to whom we are very grateful for their assistance in this community project.
It  passes  through a reasonably flat, scenic route that should be easily negotiated by all.

The middle section of this pathway will remain as gravel  due to this part being an access route for Intergral Energy and Shoalhaven Water as it is an easement for their services.  

This route was chosen by the Shoalhaven City Council, our Association and the Sussex Inlet Community Forum who are the PCB for this area. We have  also ensured that there are  gates erected and padlocked at each end of the Ski Beach to Dyball Section, as is normal in these circumstances and that  keys are only  available to those authorised to enter. 

Signage has been erected by Council directing users at bothe ends of the shared pathway. 

All road users, children included will be safer using this route than riding on  the Springs Road.  The project has been carried out in an environmentally sensitive manner.

PREVIOUS PHOTOS
SHARED PATHWAY OPEN FROM SKI BEACH SWAN LAKE TO DYBALL RESERVE SWANHAVEN  2009


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 Pictured above David Tarbert and Peter Hawkins our Engineer admiring the view from the highest
point of the shared pathway.  Picture right, start of pathway at the Ski Beach, Swan Lake end.

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Peter Hawkins with the first visitors to use the pathway. Tisi Dutton and Mark Worral were staying at
 "The Springs" and made good use of the pathway during their stay. Picture right, Dyball Reserve end of pathway.

Thanks to our Engineer, Peter Hawkins who has given so much of his time and one week of work supervising the laying of gravel over the entire route of this shared pathway which is connecting Cudmirrah and Swanhaven by a delightful route next to Swan Lake.  This means that no longer does anyone have to ride or walk over the dangerous sand hill area of Springs Road.
The Federal Grant through Shoalhaven City Council is only for the concrete sections and the boardwalk therefore we  had to raise money by having the community donate money for pavers as pictured here that have been inserved into the pathway at each end.  We also obtained a grant of $10,000 from the State Government from the Community Building Partnership program.
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 BBQ TO RAISE AWARENESS AND RAISE MONEYFOR CBSPA PATHWAY AUGUST 2009

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  Our Engineer, Peter Hawkins has to be thanked for all his voluntary efforts drawing up plans organising and working on this pathway for us.  
The Cudmirrah Berrara Swanhaven Progress Association had a Barbeque Sausage Sizzle at the Swan Lake , Ski Beach  end of the pathway on Sunday the 23rd August 2009 to launch our pathway.
The end of September 2009 saw concrete being poured at each end to use up the Federal Grant money we received through Shoalhaven City Council. The pathway has  pavers that people have bought as a donation to the pathway inserted at the end of their choice.  Berrara Beach Concreting carried out this work for us.
The Mens Shed of Sussex Inlet completed the board walk section that runs from the concrete section to the gravel part of this pathway.  We wish to thank every one of the Mens Shed volunteers who are making this community project become a reality..
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Photos show concrete just poured at both the Ski Beach Cudmirrah end and the Dyball Reserve end at Swanhaven.

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Pavers being set into the concrete sections of pathway          Boardwalk section Swanhaven  end of pathway                                                                                                     constructed  by the Mens Shed Sussex Inlet.

 We must thank the Rotary Club of Sussex Inlet for their ongoing support for this project as partners holding a bank account for us and being able to work under their insurance. Without this support, this project might never have got off the drawing board.                



 

The shared pathway IS  a great tourist attraction for our many visitors to our area.

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Clean up Australia is carried out each year by this Association.

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Some of our Association members, Bret, Janice Rita & Lionel clean up Ski Beach Swan Lake
We will put the date for the next Clean Up Australia Day on this website, when we are advised.

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Speed limit lowered on Springs Road.

The main focus of this Association in 2005, was having the Springs Road speed limit reduced from 100kph to 80. We had a petition running in as many shops as possible over Easter and succeeded with the help of the Sussex Inlet Community Forum, Shelley Hancock, MP and Councillor John Finkernagel, to have RTA lower the speed to a maximum of 80kph over most of Springs Road. 

We have also lobbied Council in 2005/06, at the request of members to have the Hoffman Drive "T" intersection with Springs Road at Swanhaven upgraded  for those traveling south, to have a right turn lane  enabling travelers to turn with safety into Hoffman Drive.  This has been achieved and  is is now safer for those  wanting to turn right into Hoffman Drive.

We also have approached Council for a new bus stop to be installed off the road just past this intersection to make it safer for drivers turning out of Hoffman Drive.

This Association is very happy with the 80km speed limit on Springs Road and we want the whole length of Springs Road to be zoned 80km/h.

In 2012, the rest of Springs Road  from Sussex Inlet Road to the Dunes has had the speed  lowered from 100 to 80klm.
Now one speed for the length of Springs Road. 

 Something we wanted all along. Safety for locals and visitors alike


Public Toilets for Berrara and Ski Beach Cudmirrah.

The Association was successful in applying to Council to build a public toilet in Berrara Creek Reserve.  This was built by volunteer labour of our local tradespersons.  The Council  supplied materials. 

The Council has now completed a public toilet block at the Ski Beach at Swan Lake Cudmirrah. It was opened in October 2010 and will be  greatly used by skiers and all those using the  Lake  or the shared pathway.

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LOCAL AREA ASSEMBLY POINT  

 The Cudmirrah Berrara Progress Association has been working with the following services: Rural Fire Service; NSW Ambulance Service; Shoalhaven City Council Emergency Services Manager; NSW Police Service DOCS and The Red Cross, to recommend a safe and practical ASSEMBLY POINT with a simple escape access in case of fire or any other occasions that necessitates evacuation of our Community

 We will post more information on this website when and if this becomes a reality. 

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The Cudmirrah Berrara Community Hall  on the corner of Collier and First Avenue Cudmirrah, is the ideal choice for the following reasons:

1.    Shelter, large hall area, chairs, tables.

2.    Toilets and water supply, kitchen.

3.    Tennis Courts for pets

4.    Fire Station next door

5.    Last, but certainly not least, it provides an easy escape option to either lake or beach (S6) should it become necessary.

All those needing evacuation would all be in one place, making it easier to register names and transport out of the area if  it became necessary to do so.

In an emergency when you are told to leave your home,we would strongly suggest that each household have an emergency pack some of the following items: water bottle; torch and spare batteries; battery radio; blanket or space blanket.  Have a check list in the pack to remind you to take with you, your wallet or purse with ID, any personal medication, copies of any important family documents, water and food; sunscreen and hat.

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