A Better Way to Visit Lake Pillans

Locals and visitors will notice that a new pathway has just been constructed to Lake Pillans wetlands from Blast Furnace Park making it easier than ever to visit this popular area.

Work has recently been completed by Lithgow City Council on a 220 metre long section of pathway making it easier for locals and visitors, including people with mobility difficulties, to walk and cycle between the Blast Furnace carpark and Lake Pillans wetlands.

The 1.5 metre wide pathway, designed with accessibility in mind, replaces an old, narrow and degraded pathway from Blast Furnace Park to the wetlands. Council hopes to be able to progressively extend the new pathway around the wetlands in future years and in 2015/16 will upgrade connections between the pathway and Blast Furnace Park as part of the planned Blast Furnace upgrade works.

“Anyone who has visited Lake Pillans will know what a wonderful recreational and environmental asset it is,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “It is a peaceful and beautiful place that is visited by many.  Council was fortunate in receiving $20,000 funding from the NSW Government under the Community Building Partnership Program and Council also contributed a little over $20,000 to enable this project to go ahead.”

“I would also like to thank the local Member for Bathurst Paul Toole for helping to secure this funding which has enabled Council to undertake the work sooner than would otherwise be the case,” concluded the Mayor.

Establishing a system of cycleways and pedestrian paths to provide links between major cultural and recreational facilities and town centres is part of Council’s Developing our Built Environment strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Photo Attached:  Lake Pillans pathway

Lake Pillans path







Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Matthew Johnson
Manager Community and Culture
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

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