HAZARDOUS: Locals have expressed concern over the state of the footpath and gutter on Market St.
HAZARDOUS: Locals have expressed concern over the state of the footpath and gutter on Market St. Trevor Veale

Concern over Market St path

SOME locals have expressed concern over the footpath, and lack thereof, on the southern side of Woolgoolga's Market St.

No continuous footpath currently exists on that side of the street, meaning people must navigate uneven grass to travel between businesses.

Paths leading directly to businesses are difficult to access, due to a high gutter which is often blocked by cars.

Access for those in wheelchairs and walkers is only possible using a nearby private gravel driveway, or further car park, and then travelling across grass.

With medical facilities located along the street, the area is often visited by elderly people and those with poor mobility.

When contacted about the state of the footpath, Coffs Harbour City Council said there were no immediate plans to fix the problem.

"There are no funds currently available for footpath works on the southern side of Market Street, however, that area has been identified as an important precinct in the draft Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan," Coffs Harbour City Council media officer Sara Hinds said.



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