New path provides safe access to Sussex Inlet foreshore

Riding, scooting or strolling through Sussex Inlet will now be a safe and pleasant activity thanks to a new shared user path (SUP) connecting Iverison Road to the town centre and foreshore.

Completing the missing piece of the puzzle, the new section of path begins at Inasmuch Community retirement village and connects to the existing pathway on Lyons Road.

Residents and visitors will enjoy a path that leads all the way into town’s shopping, cafe and recreation precinct.

The new two-metre-wide path was part-funded by the Australian Government, which contributed $200,000 towards the SUP.

With the path now starting at the retirement village, people using power wheelchairs and mobility scooters can also take advantage of the increased accessibility.

Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“I’m pleased to be able to jointly announce the official opening of this vital community link, which will prompt both residents and tourists to leave their vehicles behind and enjoy the seaside atmosphere on their journey to local amenities.

“This project is an example of the Albanese Government’s commitment to upgrading facilities to provide long-term improvements in social and economic outcomes for local communities.

“The Albanese Government is proud to be a major funding contributor of this enhancement to the community of Sussex Inlet, which will improve access across town for many years to come.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Gilmore Fiona Phillips:

“This sort of community infrastructure is so important for the every day lives of local people, as well as for the benefits in helping to support our all-important tourism industry.

“Improvements to roads and pathways are some of the most common requests I hear. This is absolutely fantastic news for the Sussex Inlet community, helping to ensure local people have quick and easy access to shops and cafes.

“I am delighted to see this new pathway in Sussex Inlet ready to use thanks to support from the Australian Government and I look forward to continuing to deliver critical projects just like this.”

Quotes attributable to Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley:

 “I thank the Australian Government for helping bring the new pathway to life. Creating easy connections makes for an inclusive community and this new shared pathway means everyone has safe and easy access to town.

“Residents and visitors can leave the car at home, save on petrol money, and make the short, flat walk into Sussex Inlet a regular activity.

“It’s perfect timing in the lead up to spring and summer when we ramp up our outdoor activities and welcome visitors to the region.”