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Feasibility Study – Wynyard to Smithton Coastal Pathway

Feasibility Study – Wynyard to Smithton Coastal Pathway

Waratah–Wynyard Council has received $192,000 through Round One of the State Government’s Better Active Transport in Tasmania Grant Program. The Grant will allow Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Councils to conduct a feasibility study into extending the Coastal Pathway from Wynyard, to Smithton and Stanley, a distance of approximately 100 kilometres. The study will consider utilising the disused Western rail corridor from Wynyard to Wiltshire, and also the construction of a new trail to Stanley and Smithton.

The development of this section would create a continuous 175 km plus trail from Latrobe to Smithton, connecting towns across the northwest region, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and creating a significant tourism and recreational infrastructure project.

The feasibility and pre-design study will explore and undertake the following:

  • market demand and analysis
  • economic impact and risk assessment
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • route options and build stages
  • infrastructure assessment
  • legislative requirements
  • maintenance models
  • funding opportunities and,
  • stakeholder consultation

For further information please contact Council (03) 6443 3333 

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