Mosman Street Walking Track Extension

Project overview

Extensions to the popular Mosman Street Walking Track have been designed, bringing more reasons for residents and visitors to get out and about in Charters Towers.

Stage 1a will consist of:

  • A carpark bay on Stubley Street;
  • A boardwalk that connects the carpark bay on Stubley Street to a new raised viewing platform over an existing open mine shaft including lighting and signage;
  • The boardwalk will be expanded upon to include four structure walk throughs with memorial signage, which will be known as the "Miners Memorial".

Stage 1b (pending funding) will consist of:

  • A 2.5m wide concrete footpath linking the "Miners Memorial" area to Towers Street; and
  • A 2.5m wide concrete footpath linking Towers Street to the rear of the Council Chambers on Rutherford Lane.  Through King Street via Marion Street.

Future stages will include further boardwalk connections from the viewing platform to the existing carpark on Mosman Street and from existing shelter on Mosman Street to Dam Street (refer concept plan).

The primary project goals are promotion of tourism, improved recreational opportunities, amenity of nearby residents and equity of access.

Investment

The project is funded through the Australian Governments Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI). 

$741,000 fully funded. 

The "Miners Memorial" component of the project is funded through the Queensland Governments Works for Queensland Program (W4Q).

$100,000 partially funded.

Ongoing maintenance will be provided by various areas of Council.

Location

Mosman Street Road Reserve (Towers Hill - Mosman Creek Corridor).

Contact Details

Should you require further information please contact Council on (07) 4761 5300 or mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au

 

Who is listening?

  • Which Councillors portfolio does the project belong to?

    Councillor Kate Hastie - Sport and Recreation Portfolio

Document Library

# Name Size File Type Download

Timeline

Concept design - October 2020

100% design - September 2021

Issue documentation for Local Buy arrangements - November 2021

Tender evaluation and award - December 2021

Construction completion Stage 1a - June 2022

Construction completion Miners Memorial - December 2022

FAQ's

  • The boardwalk will be 54 metres.

  • The carpark, boardwalk and viewing platform will be constructed to Disability (Access to Premises-Buildings) Standards.

  • The grade is between 1 to 2.8%.

  • The viewing platform will include a safety glass panel to allow safe viewing into the mine shaft.  The platform will also have lighting.

  • There will be 5 car parking bays available.

  • It is anticipated that the Miners Memorial component of the project will be incorporated over the next 12 months.

  • Stage 1b is subject to Council securing funding.

    Council is considering application to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Cycle Network Local Government Grants and Walking Local Government Grants for this stage.

Community Consultation

The project forms part of the Mosman Creek Corridor Project in which the final report for the project was released in 2013 and provided provision for development over a 10-to-15-year period.  Furthermore, the project links to the project Council has identified as a priority project titled "150 Year Celebrations - Tourism Experience".

Priority Projects

Mosman Creek Corridor Master Plan 2012