Eurobodalla Shire Council have provided Tomakin Community Association with an update on the proposed Shared Pathway on Sunpatch Parade saying:
“We are currently preparing designs for an extension to the shared pathway network along Sunpatch Parade, Tomakin. The design includes a pathway from the entrance to Tomakin Social Club along the western side of Sunpatch Parade to the Rivermouth Café, a length of approximately 500m. The concrete pathway will be 2.5m wide and be suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Council has obtained grant funding for the first stage of this pathway which will provide a connection from the Tomakin Social Club to the existing pathway at Jack Buckley Park".
Council add "We are hopeful that further funding will be available shortly to enable the project to proceed through to the Rivermouth Café.
"We are in the process of engaging contractors to undertake the required construction work. The project is likely to occur in stages over the coming months as contractors and concrete supplies are available.
Council advises "During works, residents can expect heavy machinery to be active on the nature strip and along the road. Traffic control will be in place and on-street parking may be limited at times. The site supervisor will contact residents if access to properties will be affected.
"The pathway was identified as a priority in the Eurobodalla Pathways Strategy 2017. The strategy helps determine which pathways are built on a priority basis when the annual budget is adopted or when we receive grant funding or a contribution from the community.
"These sections of the Tomakin pathways are funded through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program and Local Roads and Community Program with a contribution from Council. We are in the process of seeking funding from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Program.”
http://tomakincommunityassociation.com/ TCA provide a powerful and central point for discussions and negotiations with the Shire Council and NSW Government and have been instrumental in working with the Council to achieve many positive developments and extra facilities for Tomakin across the ages.
The Tomakin Community Association aims to promote activities that build fellowship and community spirit in the Tomakin community, promote community values by conducting regular meetings to hear the views of the residents of the Tomakin community, represent the Tomakin community at appropriate forums and meetings, build positive relationships with Eurobodalla Shire Council staff and elected councillors to ensure the views of the Tomakin community are taken into consideration, build relationships with appropriate businesses and groups that have similar or related objectives, seek or provide funding for community projects identified by the Tomakin community, and conduct fundraising events to promote interest in the Association and to raise funds for community projects identified by the Tomakin community.