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More path for Morpeth?

A new shared path along the bank of the Hunter River in Morpeth is being considered to commemorate the bicentenary of the town west of Port Stephens.

It is one of four projects proposed by the Morpeth Bicentenary Working Group and can be voted for in preliminary public consultation.

The working group is gauging community support for each project before proceeding with feasibility studies and putting a proposal to the local Maitland council.

A riverside shared pathway would include interpretive public art and wayfinding signage as well as seating and bike racks.

Other proposed projects are refurbing Steamer Street to connect Queens Wharf west to Morpeth Road as a shared pedestrian and bicycle path and possibly to include vehicular traffic, lighting of the Morpeth Bridge and Morpeth Bridge Open Days.

You can visit the Maitland City Council website to rank each of the four projects and provide any supporting comments.

The survey is open until 17 August 2020.

Morpeth commemorates its bicentenary in November 2021. It was originally known by its Aboriginal name Illaluang.

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An artist impression of a possible riverside shared path along the Hunter River in Morpeth.

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