At the extraordinary meeting on Tuesday night, Council made the decision to pursue building a footpath along Old Northern Road from Glenorie Public School to Les Shore Reserve instead of the proposed project along Post Office Road from Parkview Avenue to Whites Road.
A footpath is not easily be able to be built along the inside of the initial proposal route on Post Office Road due to the presence of significant trees, drainage issues from adjoining acreage properties, and steep verges in a number of locations.
Rather than locate the Post Office Road footpath on part one side of the road and part the other side of the road, the Glenorie Progress Association voiced a preference to reallocate the funding to a project on the western side of Old Northern Road from Glenorie Public School to Les Shore Reserve.
Thank you to the Glenorie residents and the Glenorie Progress Association for this excellent outcome. The proposed project will give Glenorie locals an extended walking network and allow easy access from the town centre to the oval. Should the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications allow re-allocation of the funding, footpath construction will occur later this year.