A key priority of the Far North Queensland Principal Cycle Network Plan 2016 is to construct a 2.5m wide shared cycleway, connecting Mossman and Newell Beach.
Route: Commencing at the turnoff to Foxton Avenue in Mossman, this route travels down Mossman Daintree Road turning towards Newell Beach at the intersection with Newell Road, concluding at Marine Parade.
Distance: 5.2 kms
Category: Principal Route
Cost of Project
Council has been offered a 50% contribution in total project costs under the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program (CNLGGP).
Total project costs for the detailed design budgeted at $150,000. Funding of $75,000 secured.
This project has paused to enable Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to complete road safety upgrades on Mossman Daintree Road which include roadworks past Newell Beach Road and reconfiguration of the Syndicate Road and Jones Street intersections.
Once these works have been completed the re-design of those sections of the Newell Beach Shared Pathway will be completed. At this stage Council is expecting the pathway design to be completed by December 2022.
The alignment for the continuation of the pathway north from Syndicate Road, along Mossman-Daintree Road, through to Newell Beach turnoff and then down Newell Beach Road to the Esplanade was completed earlier this year and detailed design almost completed.
Widening of Mossman-Daintree Road by Transport and Main Roads has meant we need to adjust the alignment and design and this is anticipated to be finalised by the end of February 2022.
Once detailed design is completed and we have a shovel ready project Council will apply for funds from the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program for construction. If our grant application is successful construction of shared pathway can commence in 2023.
A 2.5 metre wide shared pathway has been completed along Mossman-Daintree Road from Foxton Avenue through to just past Syndicate Road.
The alignment for the continuation of the pathway north from Syndicate Road, along Mossman-Daintree Road, through to Newell Beach turnoff and then down Newell Beach Road to the Esplanade has been completed by consultants. The entire route is separate from the road, similar to the first section.
The proposed alignment is being reviewed by Council officers and once approved, detailed design can commence. Once detailed design is finalised, Council will apply for funds from the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program in order to complete construction.
Council resolved to support an offer of 50% contribution in total project costs under the Queensland Government’s CNLGGP with Council contributing the additional funds required in its 2020-2021 budget. Read the full report, here.
Officers will also begin the design of the Mossman – Newell Beach by undertaking a feasibility study in preparation for the detailed design phase.
In December, 2018, Council resolved to support a submition to the State Government’s CNLGGP for the detailed design of the North Mossman to Newell Beach principal cycleway.
The application for this project sought 100% funding towards the project’s costs. Read the full report, here.
Department of Transport and Main Roads commissioned the preparation of a Cycle Route Strategy for Port Douglas to Newell Beach. This work included preparing concept plans for each of the identified routes, detailing the type of facility (on or off-road), width and general cross section and the general alignment. Concept plans for Mossman to Newell Beach can be found, here.