Mayor of The Hills Shire, Councillor Yvonne Keane officially opened the bridge between Strathfillan Way and Georgia Terrace, in Kellyville, on Friday, September 8.
Mayor Keane said the shared pedestrian and cycle bridge will provide an important local link for residents and is part of a bigger cycleway network between Castle Hill and Rouse Hill.
“This new bridge will allow avid walkers and cyclists to explore our wonderful natural environment,” Mayor Keane said.
“It will also allow easy access to other parts of our beautiful Shire, while promoting active travel.
“The Hills Shire Council is committed to investing in important infrastructure to make it easier and safer for our residents,” Mayor Keane added.
Construction for the project commenced in July and took more than two months to complete.
The bridge is made-up of galvanised steel and glass fibre with reinforced polymer decking, and was designed and constructed by Fleetwood Urban Pty Ltd.
It spans more than nine metres over unnamed tributary of Cattai Creek, between Strathfillan Way and Georgia Terrace in Kellyville, providing protection to the intricate creekline and native wildlife and vegetation that live below.
This vital piece of infrastructure is one of a number of important projects Council is currently working on, including a new playground at Twickenham Avenue Reserve and sporting fields at Caddies Creek Reserve.