Branxton to Greta Shared Pathway/Cycleway

  • Project typeShared Pathway Construction
  • Project value$2.6m
  • Project scheduleStage 1 Construction: Apr 2021 - Jun 2021; Stage 2 Construction: March 2022
Stage 1 works of Branxton to Greta shared pathway/cycleway

Background

Council has received funding to construct a 3.3 kilometre long by 2.5m wide concrete off-road shared pathway/cycleway between Branxton and Greta on the northern side of the New England Highway. Prior to the opening of the Hunter Expressway in 2014, the section of the New England Highway between Branxton and Greta was part of the primary national route through the Hunter.

A separate expansion of the pathway to incorporate a war memorial aspect along the route is being coordinated by Hunter Anzac Memorial Limited.

This project forms part of Council's Operational Plan. You can find it within the Operational Plan with the Project ID CPW 2018 005. 


Location

The pathway will connect the Branxton and Greta townships. The works are located on the northern side of the New England Highway between Branxton and Greta.

Two dimensional aerial map of pathway/cycleway from Branxton to Greta


Funding

Under Round 4 of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, Council received $1,950,000 to fund the construction of the pathway. Council will provide a co-contribution of $650,000 towards the project.


Scope of work

Construction of a 3.3 kilometre long by 2.5 metre wide concrete off-road shared pathway/cycleway, including:

  • Locating public utilities, survey and site preparation
  • Drainage and scour protection
  • Laying a concrete pathway
  • Signage and line marking
  • Adjustments to existing vehicle access crossings
  • Landscaping of disturbed areas

Construction 

(Mar 2021 - July 2022) 

Construction will be undertaken in a number of stages through until July 2022, subject to ground conditions and weather.

Stage 1: Stage 1 works is a 400 metre section of the pathway along the New England Highway from the corner of Wyndham Street at East Branxton. Stage 1 works was completed in June 2021.

Stage 2: The stage 2 works is a 420 metre section of the pathway from the end of Stage 1 to the corner of Wine Country Drive (M15 interchange) and the New England Highway and is scheduled to commence in March 2022.

Stage 3: Currently being investigated for the southern side of the New England Highway which is the section of the pathway from the end of Stage 2 to Greta, a distance of approximately 2,500m.

During the course of the works there will be some unavoidable traffic disruptions. Traffic control will be in place to minimise this disruption and contractors will endeavour to keep residents and land owners updated on the timing and duration of disruptions.