Paths planned in district

Some additional paths are being built up in Coldstream, but at a cost.

Some additional paths are being built up in Coldstream, but at a cost.

Plans have been drawn up for a path on Learmouth Road as well as an extension of the Kidston pathway.

Unfortunately financial implications for the later path have had to be cut out of the other.

“The property negotiations included a number of retaining walls,” said Michael Baker, director of infrastructure services, of the additional costs for the Kidston path, which rose from $195,000 to $395,000.

Therefore the Learmouth path was cut from $400,000 to $200,000 to accommodate the situation.

Initially, an asphalt pathway in Lavington was planned from Park Lane to School Road. But it has now been cut down from Reid Road to Bessette Drive.

“There’s two ways to spend, either on land, or retaining walls,” said Mayor Jim Garlick.