Councillor David Grant wants walkway to extend to Wellington's Mount Arthur

FUNDING INVESTIGATED: Councillor David Grant said it would encourage people to walk Mount Arthur and take in its beauty. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
FUNDING INVESTIGATED: Councillor David Grant said it would encourage people to walk Mount Arthur and take in its beauty. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Dubbo Regional Council will investigate the cost to complete a walking track from Brennan's Way to the base of Mount Arthur.

Council has just spent $321,000 for a five kilometre track within the Wellington CBD. The paths connects Cameron Park, Bell Park and Pioneer Park and then goes past the Showground to Brennan's Way.

But councillor David Grant said at the moment it was a "walkway to nowhere". He wants to see the walking path completed with an extension of the Bush Rangers Creek Road section from Brennan's Way to Mount Arthur.

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"At the moment as the walkways sits it's a walkway to nowhere. It would be great to finish it off and actually set a destination on this walkway," Cr Grant said.

"I want this footpath to be extended to the bottom of Mount Arthur, which would then obviously encourage people to walk out to Mount Arthur and then up the mountain to take in all of its beauty."

Council will look into the full costings, develop a concept plan and look into potential funding avenues for the path. The report will then be presented to the April 2020 council meeting.

Cr Grant said it would ensure the project was ready to go if funding did become available.

Mayor Ben Shields said extending the path would be another economic driver for the town.

"It's already a great tourism destination but adding these extra facilities in only makes it better. More tourists equals more economic viability for Wellington," he said.