Overview

Council will soon construct a walking path loop along the Peel River, connecting to the existing Bicentennial Park levee bank shared path near the Tamworth Regional Playground.

The concrete path will feature two sets of stairs to connect this path to the levee bank path.

Works will take about 3 weeks to complete. The Bicentennial Park levee bank path will remain open during the duration of these works.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Construction to begin

    June 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Path complete

    January 2023

Why are we building this path?

This path will create a better vantage point for recreational walkers to view the beautiful Peel River when travelling along one of Tamworth’s most popular shared pathways.

This project was identified in Council’s Bicentennial Park Master Plan, adopted in 2020, and aligns with Council’s Blueprint 100 strategy, which aims to improve the planning and development of recreation facilities.

Where will the river walk be located?

The river path will loop down along the Peel River, between the Tamworth Regional Playground and the southern end of Kable Avenue.

Map of river walk location near Tamworth Regional Playground

Blue line indicates proposed path route

Construction underway

Stair construction

Funding

This project has been made possible by the Australian Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, with the Tamworth region benefiting from $6 million in total to be spent improving local infrastructure.

In the first phase of funding, our region was allocated $2.65 million, with a further $3.41 million received under the program’s second phase.

From this funding, the expected investment into this path is $150,000.