Claymore Road bike path officially opens

Claymore Road bike path officially opens

After years of lobbying Council and the State Government, SDDCA President Mike Doroshenko was pleased to announce the opening of the new Claymore Road bike/footpath. “It’s been a hard fought battle with Council and the State Government to get us to this point,” said Mike.

“I’m pleased that we have delivered for the community,” said Mike.

Sippy Downs parents whose children walk or ride along Claymore Rd to school are breathing easier, thanks to the timely completion of a new footpath.

For almost four years the Sippy Downs community rallied for the footpath which saw local and state government combine to ensure the cycle project was completed. The million-dollar footpath was completed ahead of schedule and just in time for the new school year.

Officer-in-charge sergeant Brett Young, of the Sippy Downs Police Station, said the street was notorious for speeding motorists.

But the completion of the path meant children who walk the route to and from Chancellor State College would arrive at their destinations safe.

“It makes our job easier,” he said.

“The safety of our children is paramount.

“It is great to see people already utilising the path.”

Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie said it was satisfying to have all levels of government and community representatives working together to benefit the community.

He said it was a long time coming but everyone involved was determined to create a safe way for locals to commute along the road.

Story by Kristy Muir | Sunshine Coast Daily

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