Projects & Works

Pathway upgrade to connect new Entwine Project

Published: 06 Dec 2019 3:26pm

Wagga Wagga City Council is currently upgrading an existing pathway connecting the Wagga Wagga Botanic Garden and the Museum of the Riverina as part of its $900K Entwine Project.

Council is constructing a 152-metre concrete footpath linking the two well-loved community sites as part of its effort to connect, enhance and boost visitation to both iconic attractions.

“The concrete footpath will replace the existing bush pathway to reduce trip hazards and improve accessibility to make it easier for families with prams or people living with a disability to traverse between both sites,” Project Manager Thomas Lemerle said.

“Upgrading the surface to concrete will also help protect the pathway from erosion and stormwater damage.”

The existing pathway, which winds past the Botanic Garden’s Tree Chapel, will eventually connect with a new pathway around the museum to create a loop through both sites.

Along with the new and existing pathways upgrade, the Entwine Project will also involve improvements to zoo exhibits, the construction of new barbecue shelters and interactive playgrounds and the creation of new activating spaces like a sensory garden.

“The pathway upgrade is forecast for completion on 19 December 2019,” Mr Lemerle said.

“Project construction will continue from February next, with practical completion slated for June 2020.”

The $900,000 project is funded through a $739,466 grant from the NSW Regional Growth – Environment & Tourism Fund with the balance contributed by Wagga Wagga City Council.