Work has commenced on installation of the project’s new stormwater drainage upgrade.  The pipework between Overall Street and the Highway Halt business at Sulphur Creek has been largely installed.  Work is expected to be completed in front of the Highway Halt business by end of July, with kerb laid and the new concrete path poured in the coming weeks.  Contractors are working closely with the business to ensure minimal disruption to customers.


All required fencing has been completed for the shared pathway project.  New fencing behind the Penguin Surf Life Saving Club will ensure that children do not wander onto the railway line during large events held at the Club.  Installation of a new sliding gate has also been completed, which will create an easier mechanism over the older, swinging gate.


Formation of the shared pathway along Preservation Bay and Mid-Way Beach has started.  Kerb will be laid along this section in early August with asphalting of the path surface undertaken shortly after this.


The new railway crossing has been asphalted opposite 126 Preservation Drive, Preservation Bay.  As work on the shared pathway is completed, it will link into the railway crossing on the southern side.  The railway crossing’s northern side access to the beach will be completed by TasRail in the coming months.  TasRail are working closely with Birdlife Tasmania to ensure the most appropriate design for the location and that construction occurs when the penguin population will experience the least amount of disruption.


New kerb has been laid under the Bass Highway at Sulphur Creek in preparation for concrete to be poured.  At the Overall Street intersection, kerb and stormwater drainage has been installed.  This section of the shared pathway will be completed in the coming weeks.


The Creamery Road intersection at Sulphur Creek has been resealed and line marked to accommodate the shared pathway’s width.


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Sulphur Creek to Penguin Shared Pathway