Warwick’s Condamine River Walk is set to undergo an $115,000 upgrade with funds in Council’s 2018-19 Budget allocated to extending the much-loved walkway.

The river walk will be extended along Churchill Drive to the west and will connect with the walkway at Gillam Park to complete the “missing link” along the pathway. The project concept was approved as a part of Council’s Capital Works Budget and was funded by Round Two of the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

Southern Downs Councillor for Events, Sport and Recreation, Yve Stocks said the Condamine River Walk is popular among residents and is one of Warwick’s best recreational assets for residents and tourists alike. “This project is an important improvement to Warwick’s recreational infrastructure and reflects Council’s ongoing commitment to continuously enhancing our town and villages and the liveability of our region,” Cr Stocks said. “The walkway is used by a great number of walkers, runners and cyclists and is the perfect way for our residents to stay healthy and active, while enjoying one of our region’s most beautiful natural assets.”

As a part of its 2018-19 Budget, Council will invest $36.46 million back into the community via its scheduled Capital Works Program, with the Condamine River Walkway just one of the many exciting community projects currently in the works. Some of the key projects to be delivered as a part of the 2018-19 budget include better cycleways and walking and running paths, maintenance of the region’s swimming pools, road sealing in Hendon, rehabilitating streetscapes in Warwick and Stanthorpe, encouraging economic development through an extension of the Stanthorpe Industrial Estate, design for the next stage of the Stanthorpe streetscape project, urban design initiatives for Wallangarra, better signage throughout the region, enhancements to public toilets and replacement of sections of the wild dog spur fence.

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