Features I want to see

about 2 months ago
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Share with us what you would like to see on the new route. For e.g. amenities or information markers etc.

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  • Nick N about 2 months ago
    Maybe an outdoor gym in a nice location? Coon island perhaps? Water/rest stops every 5 kms?
  • Rewade about 2 months ago
    More drink stations and perhaps a toilet at one of the stations .
  • michaelg.mg145 2 months ago
    Access to the track from the adjoining streets in Belmont South. A play ground at the Belmont station end of the track (families with children use the track as well). Rest stops along with inturpritive information where appropriate with setting. Access to the track from Blacksmiths beach along Awabakal Rd, this would enhance the usability of the track for locals and visitors alike.
  • GARY 2 months ago
    Some historical interpretative signage would be an added interest. For example, Buhtahbah Mission, Aboriginal and wildlife significance of the Lagoon, WWII relics. A related issue is the upgrade of the Merleview Street connection to the track to allow a circuit for elderly and others for whom the linear track is not ideal.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (4 March Beach St drop-in) Mark submitted 2 alternative plans - looking forward to discussing what is and isn't possible.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (4 March Beach St drop-in) Katrina - Remove the Shee Oak trees near the Gateway Park and install viewing platforms over the water.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) Corrine- Don't put the track close to McEwan st, put it on the other side of the field near the trees and current bridge.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) JC - Would like the track to go around the other side of the lagoon.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) Harry - Put a fence between the park and walkway to stop people and children and dogs walking in Gateway Park.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) Kerry - Placing a fence may help with security of park residents but would have to blend with the landscape. It would also provide privacy for residents. At present, residents are being inundated with noise from motorbikes, pushbikes and walkers crossing onto residents' land, also animals which are not allowed on park grounds.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) John - Put the Fernleigh Track on the road along the beach with a viewing point of the beach behind the golf club or cemetery.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop in) J - Definitely would like the track but I would like to see it moved from Brandt St - it's too dangerous and not feasible. Better option to run it out near the lagoon.
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (4 March Beach St drop-in) Carole - Other side of the oval would be far better for residents
  • Admin Commented Lake Mac 3 months ago
    (3 March Brandt St drop-in) Nick - Fencing/vegetation and track location along McEwan St!
  • Handmade 3 months ago
    Water stations are useful and markers to indicate access to bus stops or main roads or coffee shops!
  • RobertG 3 months ago
    I am a cyclist and have used the Fernleigh Track on many occasions for both riding and walking. The enjoyment and safety of all cycleway/paths would be greatly improved if there were separate tracks for pedestrians and cyclists. Despite continual demands and incidences many cyclists continue to ride too fast on this shared facility, endangering themselves and walkers. They don't use bells to warn when overtaking and fly past at 30 to 40 kms per hour. It is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident. I think this is an excellent opportunity to start a new policy regarding the design of these tracks. To reduce the cost might I suggest no railings be used, except over water. These must add considerable to the cost and are unnecessary. People using a track (without railings) are far safer than riding on the road, or walking on footpaths, with cars passing at 60 kms per hour a couple of meters away. I have used many such paths in other parts of Australia which are devoid of railings. Bushwalking paths only have railings on stairways and cliff edges. If it is good enough there then the same practice should apply. There is very little risk of someone falling off the path in sections that have a slight drop (like on other existing parts of the Fernleigh Track) and even if they do, I can't see it resulting in a serious accident. In other words if it is a choice between separating cyclists and walkers or building railings I would vote for the former; I know which option would improve safety the most.
  • Michaela 3 months ago
    As a senior 65y , I would like to see some rest areas along the pathway and water stations. Also markings as to how far is the next bus stop, so if I'm getting tired I can get lift home.
  • 6347 3 months ago
    2003 as a councillor Lake MAC I was part of a group that prepared an extensive oral and written report on The Belmont Defence Line which was archived at Speers Point Library. It is imperative this report be reviewed and interpreted into any planned shared pathway. As well we obtained a surplus bridge from Lake Munmorah power station to cross “Cold Tea Creek” which is actually the man made defence line, if the future pathway should use that roue as planned in 2002
  • greg.rose 3 months ago
    Separation of walkers from cyclists - e.g. a 3rd lane marking. Walkers don't need a bi-directional path so 2 lanes for cyclists (north/south) and a single lane for walkers. Makes it safer for walkers and allows cyclists to make better use of the path.