The Telegraph Point community is walking, riding and running more safely between key village locations with work now complete on a range of pedestrian upgrades.
Pedestrian refuges and 800m of pathway has been constructed on Mooney St in front of the Sports Club through to Log Wharf Reserve. Footpath access has also been improved next to Rollands Plains Rd.
It is now also much safer for school children outside the Telegraph Point Primary School, with parking improvements and new pedestrian refuges provided.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the huge improvements to pedestrian safety for the Telegraph Point community has been welcomed.
"This is the single biggest footpath expansion program in the LGA and I am delighted it happened at Telegraph Point," Mrs Williams said.
"It is so important to have safe pedestrian access linking the local village and I congratulate the council staff for their work to deliver this critical project."
The safety improvements in Telegraph Point are a $698,000 project delivered by council and fully funded by the NSW government under the Stronger Country Communities Fund.
Mayor Peta Pinson said it's great news in that council has able to deliver more than was originally planned within the allocated budget.
"Due to project efficiencies and the hard work of our team, we've also been able to complete some road resurfacing on Mooney St to further improve safety," Cr Pinson said.
"Telegraph Point is such a beautiful village, and these improvements will ensure the safety of children coming to and from school, and make Log Wharf Reserve much more accessible and enjoyable for everyone."