Project Update: Eaton Foreshore heritage trail

Construction on an upgrade of walkways along the Collie River Foreshore in Eaton is progressing well.

The project involves two separate sections – the first is the Installation of about 940m of red concrete dual use path between Old Coast Road and the Eaton Bowling Club.

Council’s contractor has completed approximately 40 per cent of this section and works are expected to be complete by early December.

The second part of the project involves the widening and upgrade of limestone footpath from Eaton Bowling Club car park to the lookout point at Hands Avenue.

Rehabilitation of this section was completed last month with additional work now being undertaken over the next two weeks to prepare the surface for hotmix.

Due to the extent of the work, this section of footpath has been temporarily closed to users.

The Shire of Dardanup received funding from the State Government to deliver ‘The Leschenault Historic Walk Trail’ along this section of the Collie River.

This trail is an extension of works already undertaken in the Shire of Harvey along the Australind section of the Leschenault Estuary and has been designed to create a seamless transition between the local government areas.

Projects like this aim to upgrade limestone walk trails with universally accessible sealed paths in accordance with Council’s Disability Access & Inclusion Plan 2018-23 and Pathways Asset Management Plan 2019-2020.

Wondering about the unique colour choice?

The projects has been guided by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions which routinely uses red asphalt or red gravel mixes in its recreational trails, balancing construction affordability with aesthetics that are sensitive to a natural bush setting.