Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link

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Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link - Project Update

Townsville City Council has received funding under the Queensland Government's Transport and Tourism Connections Program to undertake transport infrastructure projects on Magnetic Island. These works aim to support and connect Queensland's tourism industry.

As part of this funding allocation, Council plans to complete the remaining linkages needed to connect the existing Nelly Bay walkway to the existing Butler Street walking track in Picnic Bay.

This project will improve the safety of all road users by separating vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists in accordance with current Australian Standards.

Key messages for the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link construction:

Council has awarded the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link contract to CES Civil. Works will commence on Monday 18 October 2021 and are expected to be complete by the end of December 2021, weather permitting.

  • A section of Nelly Bay Road will temporarily be restricted to one-lane traffic throughout the works as illustrated in the accompanying traffic management scheme.

  • Mobile traffic signals and traffic controllers will be onsite during work hours. Work hours are 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 6am to 2pm on Saturday.

  • Car parking at the lookout point above the Base Backpackers to the apex of Nelly Bay Road and the walking track to Rocky Bay from Nelly Bay Road will be closed throughout the works.

  • The walking track from Butler Street to Nelly Bay Road will also be closed throughout the works.

  • Pedestrians will not be permitted to travel within the works site during work hours.

Please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Team if you require any additional information or wish to discuss this project in more detail.

Council will continue to update residents as these works progress.

For further information, please read the attached FAQ or visit https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/building-planning-and-projects/council-projects/nelly-bay-pedestrian-link

The upgrading of the pedestrian track at Nelly Bay Road (Magnetic Island) is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.


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Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link - Project Update

Townsville City Council has received funding under the Queensland Government's Transport and Tourism Connections Program to undertake transport infrastructure projects on Magnetic Island. These works aim to support and connect Queensland's tourism industry.

As part of this funding allocation, Council plans to complete the remaining linkages needed to connect the existing Nelly Bay walkway to the existing Butler Street walking track in Picnic Bay.

This project will improve the safety of all road users by separating vehicles and pedestrians or cyclists in accordance with current Australian Standards.

Key messages for the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link construction:

Council has awarded the Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link contract to CES Civil. Works will commence on Monday 18 October 2021 and are expected to be complete by the end of December 2021, weather permitting.

  • A section of Nelly Bay Road will temporarily be restricted to one-lane traffic throughout the works as illustrated in the accompanying traffic management scheme.

  • Mobile traffic signals and traffic controllers will be onsite during work hours. Work hours are 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 6am to 2pm on Saturday.

  • Car parking at the lookout point above the Base Backpackers to the apex of Nelly Bay Road and the walking track to Rocky Bay from Nelly Bay Road will be closed throughout the works.

  • The walking track from Butler Street to Nelly Bay Road will also be closed throughout the works.

  • Pedestrians will not be permitted to travel within the works site during work hours.

Please contact our Stakeholder Engagement Team if you require any additional information or wish to discuss this project in more detail.

Council will continue to update residents as these works progress.

For further information, please read the attached FAQ or visit https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/building-planning-and-projects/council-projects/nelly-bay-pedestrian-link

The upgrading of the pedestrian track at Nelly Bay Road (Magnetic Island) is proudly supported by the Queensland Government.


Queensland Government logo


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