By invite from our team, RFBI Raleigh Urunga Masonic Village welcomed Melinda Pavey, Member for Oxley, and Matt Fanning, Bellingen Shire Council’s Deputy GM of Operations, to discuss ways to join local communities along the Old Pacific Highway. A designated cycle/pedestrian pathway and reopening access to the Old Pacific Highway off Giinagay Way were discussed as ways to provide our residents and members of the community from Mylestom to Urunga with safe and easy access throughout the local area.
As a result of this meeting, Ms Pavey and Mr Fanning committed to reviewing the options to support this project, and investigate the modification of the Bellingen Shire Pedestrian and Access Mobility Plan (PAMP) and Bike Plan to include pedestrian and mobility scooter use.
This is a great result for our local team, Claire Borg (RFBI Care Manager), Joan Hicks (volunteer & member of ‘Friends of the Village’) and Yvette Rose (RFBI Administration Supervisor). The pathway will increase accessibility to our Village, provide an inviting entrance to Urunga, reduce the cost of the verge upkeep and provide safer access for the local community.
Pleasingly details of the meeting were shared with the wider community by The Bellingen Shire Courier –Sun in an article in their Saturday issue.