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Linton to City shared pathway one step closer

Monday May 18 2015

The planned Linton to City shared path is one step closer to reality with the joint signing of a Letter of Intent between parties last week at Linton Army Camp.

Present to record their intention to collaborate on the project were Mayor Grant Smith, Colonel Nick Gillard Commander 1st (New Zealand) Brigade, Steve Maharey, Vice Chancellor, Massey University, Paul Rieger, Deputy Chairman from Horizons Regional Council and Rangitāne representative Wiremu Te Awe Awe. 

"It was an important step in the project to get everyone together in order to record our intention to collaborate on the project," Mayor Smith said.

"I'm eager to now finalise planning, the bridge and pathway sites and starting work. This has been 3 years in the making but the end result will be very worthwhile for Palmerston North residents and visitors alike."

The shared path aims to create additional opportunities for cyclists and pedestrians between Linton Massey University and the City.

The pathway will also be an opportunity to enhance access to and recognise places of cultural significance to local Iwi.

The next step will be the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the parties.

For more information contact:

Grant Smith

Mayor of Palmerston North

027 4458 657

C/o Lisa Guthrie

356 8199