In the second quarter of 2009 representatives of the then KOCRES Group commenced discussions with Kingborough Council to improve the standard of street-scaping and pedestrian amenity along the Channel Highway.
This concept evolved into a project to define and build a pedestrian-friendly village center with all weather paths, plantings, and street-scaping inter-connecting the several discrete areas of Kettering.
At the November 2009 meeting of Kingborough Council a decision was taken as part of the endorsement of the Ferry Road and Little Oyster Cove Precinct Plan that Council “supports in-principle the concept of a boardwalk/pedestrian path on the northern side of Ferry Road and requests that the matter be further investigated and reported to Council”.
This resulted in a report being prepared for the March 2010 meeting of Council. It’s recommendation, endorsed by Council, was that $5,000 be set aside to develop a Kettering Recreational Walkway Plan during the 2010/2011 financial year.
KCA along with the Heart Foundation Kettering Walkers Group continued to lobby Council and in March 2011 the Kettering Recreation Walkway Plan – 2010 (2Mb PDF) was released. The plan will be further developed in conjunction with community groups and form the basis for applications for grant funding.