Nelly Bay Pedestrian Link

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About the project

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.


Staging of works

The works will be undertaken in two stages as illustrated on the accompanying consultation graphic and may require the need to:

• remove a small boulder adjacent to the Rocky Bay lookout

• extend the existing drainage culvert associated with Nelly Bay Road

• excavate a portion of the rock face closest to the descent of the Picnic Bay walking track

• construct barrier kerb and install guard rails and fencing

• construct a 2-metre-wide plain concrete pathway in Section A. and B. as illustrated

• clear 11 shrubs and bushes within the pathway alignment.


Added Benefit

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


How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all our projects and initiatives, and invites residents to submit their feedback on the future upgrade of walkways in Nelly Bay.

The short feedback form can be found on this page.


How long is the consultation period?

Public Consultation on the pathway upgrade will run from Thursday 1 October until Friday 30 October.


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


Queensland Government logo

About the project

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.


Staging of works

The works will be undertaken in two stages as illustrated on the accompanying consultation graphic and may require the need to:

• remove a small boulder adjacent to the Rocky Bay lookout

• extend the existing drainage culvert associated with Nelly Bay Road

• excavate a portion of the rock face closest to the descent of the Picnic Bay walking track

• construct barrier kerb and install guard rails and fencing

• construct a 2-metre-wide plain concrete pathway in Section A. and B. as illustrated

• clear 11 shrubs and bushes within the pathway alignment.


Added Benefit

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


How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all our projects and initiatives, and invites residents to submit their feedback on the future upgrade of walkways in Nelly Bay.

The short feedback form can be found on this page.


How long is the consultation period?

Public Consultation on the pathway upgrade will run from Thursday 1 October until Friday 30 October.


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


Queensland Government logo