Update on Craig Ave Board Walk Footbridge Warracknabeal

Published on 01 March 2024

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In the aftermath of recent unpredictable weather, a sizeable tree limb caused damage to a portion of the Yarriambiack Creek boardwalk footbridge, along Craig Avenue. This cherished asset, located on State Government, Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action land, is a key element for the community.

Yarriambiack Shire Council, Chief Executive Officer, Tammy Smith confirmed that “the Council has been working closely with the Yarriambiack Creek Development Committee and DEECA Officers to assess and rectify the damage as soon as possible”.

“The good news is, that an inspection by our Municipal Building Surveyor revealed that the main impact was confined to one bay, with only minor damage to adjacent areas. Thankfully, the rest of the footbridge remains unaffected, alleviating concerns about extensive repairs or building permits”, Mrs Smith stated.

Council Officers, in collaboration with the Creek Committee and a contractor, are diligently working to determine the cost of repairs. Mrs. Smith wished to assure the community that “the Council is in constant communication with DEECA to expedite the restoration process. Understanding the boardwalk footbridge's significance to the community”.

The Yarriambiack Shire Council values the community's connection to the boardwalk footbridge and assures residents that every effort is being made to restore this beloved asset promptly. Updates on the progress will be shared with the community as they become available.


Tammy Smith

Chief Executive Officer


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