Link Mobility Corridor: Hervey Bay

The Link Mobility Corridor extends 6.2km from the Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens in Elizabeth Street, Urangan and connects with the CBD in Pialba. This link follows the former rail line that once took goods to ships at the Urangan Pier. The corridor links key sites, commercial areas and residential communities. The trail is managed by the Fraser Coast Regional Council. The trail is planned to extend to the Urangan Pier to the north which will link it up with the foreshore shared path along the Bay waterfront. Council also proposes to extend the route further south towards Maryborough. The route is along a former rail corridor which branched off the North Coast main line at Colton, just north of Maryborough.

Achievements:

  • implementation of a safe five kilometre shared path connecting residential communities to employment, retail, schools, open space
  • encouraged local developments and businesses to front the corridor, improving passive surveillance of the corridor
  • implementation of high quality public arts and street furniture features along the route
  • high quality path network with smooth surface, high quality intersection treatments and shade, shelter and resting spots
  • high use by the Hervey Bay walking and cycling community with approximately 500 users per day, including many wheelchair/electric scooters users (approximately 5%)