Council will take a staged approach to undertaking a feasibility and planning process for the Charlestown to Dudley shared pathway route.
Stage one of the Charlestown to Dudley cycling route involves Council undertaking a feasibility and planning process between Charlestown to Whitebridge, as outlined in the 2021/2022 Operational Plan.
Council officers have identified and assessed potential route options, analysing each route in accordance with planning and design principles outlined in our Walking, Cycling and Better Street Strategy.
This assessment also identified opportunities, constraints and risks for each route option, alongside a high-order cost estimate for each option.
As part of the feasibility study, Council presented two viable route options and three alternate routes for community consultation in March - April 2022.
Please visit Shape Lake Mac for more information about the community consultation undertaken and proposed routes.
Further development of the preferred route, including more detailed planning investigations will be undertaken following the community consultation phase.
Design and construction will be subject to funding and inclusion in future Council Operational Plans.
Stage two will involve investigating cycling connections between Whitebridge and Dudley. These investigations are likely to occur following completion of planning activities for the Charlestown to Whitebridge section.