Tracker Riley path now extends into Regand Park
An extension of the Tracker Riley Cycleway into Regand Park following the Macquarie River is now open for public use.
The new section starts at the lower end of Tamworth Street and branches south for more than 2kms. The path will shortly be extended to link up with Macquarie Street near the Water Treatment Plant.
Dubbo City Council Manager Landcare Services said the shared pathway is one that walkers, joggers, social cyclists and families can all use.
“We have opened this section knowing how popular the Tracker Riley Cycleway is for general recreation.
“Currently the path is only a branch of the main Tracker Riley Cycleway and users can only go out and back along the same path but it will be extended in early 2016 and linked with Macquarie Street and the southern sections of the Tracker Riley Cycleway,” Mr Auld said.
The regular considerations for public use are in place including keeping dogs on a leash at all times. Of specific concern in this area is the need to remove vehicle access to this reserve in order to limit damage to the new granite cycleway extension.
“Access to Regand Park as far as the weir has been possible in vehicles in the past, given the fragility of a granite surfaced path the reserve is now restricted to authorised vehicles pedestrians and cyclists. This exclusion of vehicles will make this a very peaceful and appealing part of our riverbank reserve system” he said.
Dubbo City Council is also warning that parts of the river near this extension are not safe for water activities.
“The path extension follows the high bank of the river and passes the South Dubbo Weir,” Mr Auld said. “It is important to remember the safety message that ‘weirs kill’ and there is no reason to access the river in this area,” Mr Auld said.
The extension of the Tracker Riley Cycleway has been made possible thanks to the community support with the Titan Macquarie Mud Run Inc contributing $13,000 and the NSW Government contributing $20,000 to the total project cost of $154, 526.
Last Edited: 11 Jan 2016