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The City of Melville is applying for a grant from the Department of Transport to improve safety and upgrade the existing path at Jeff Joseph Reserve.

To receive funding we need to know if the community support the project. Should the City be successful, funding for the detailed design and subsequent installation will be 50% from the Department of Transport and 50% from the City of Melville.

What do you think about upgrading the existing path at Jeff Joseph Reserve?

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About the engagement

The City of Melville is applying for funding from the Department of Transport to improve safety and upgrade the path at Jeff Joseph Reserve which links the north end of Ardross St through Jeff Joseph Reserve to the Scout Hall in the cul-de-sac of the Strand, Applecross.

The 1,100m of existing 2.1m wide concrete path would be upgraded to a 3.5m wide shared use red asphalt path.

This link forms part of the vital river foreshore network used by pedestrians and cyclists for commuting and recreational purposes with mobility scooter users, skate boarders, wheel chair and pram users also benefiting from an upgraded dual use shared path.

The path provides links to local schools, shops, the yacht club and the Heathcote Precinct, a stand-alone destination with it's restaurant, cafe, award winning playground, Toy library, Toastmasters, Museum & Gallery and Challenger TAFE.

We will be engaging with Applecross residents and ratepayers to determine levels of support for an upgrade to the existing pathway at Jeff Joseph Reserve in ways that are fair and transparent to provide evidence for the funding application with the Department of Transport.

Direct emails will be sent to a random sample of Applecross residents and ratepayers to ask for their feedback via a survey.

On Melville Talks, the community can join a discussion to share their level of support, if any.

The information gained from community engagement will determine levels of support for the upgrade and will form part of the City's application for funding from the Department of Transport.