The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is applying for federal funding (Building Better Regions Fund) to construct a pedestrian footbridge on the eastern side of the Margaret River Road Bridge.
The project will provide a much needed pedestrian link between the Main Street and River Precincts, improving access to local businesses, Rotary Park, walking and mountain trails and heritage activities.
The Shire believes a pedestrian footbridge in this location will deliver direct economic benefits by:
* Increasing foot traffic between the two precincts, which is currently being restricted due to unsafe and awkward pedestrian access.
* Enhancing the appeal of Margaret River with a significant piece of infrastructure that will boost visitation and prospects for business.
* Creating job and contract opportunities during the construction phase.
Furthermore, the Shire also believes a pedestrian footbridge will deliver social benefits, making Margaret River an even better place to live and work in.
If you would like to help the Shire submit a robust application (and increase their chance of success!), please send a Letter of Support for the Link Project to:
Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment
Shire of Augusta Margaret River
PO Box 1207
Margaret River WA 6285
Grant applications close 19 December.