Back in March 2021, just a few months after the Belconnen Bikeway was finished, it was dug up again. The wound lay open awaiting repairs. All July 2021 the path has been dug up and blocked again. Unlike roads, bike paths can be blocked with little consequence.
Update 5 August 2021 Belconnen Bikeway Project Costs
Part 2C Capital Works, TCCS 2019-2020 Annual Report, 255.
Building a better city – Active Travel – Belconnen bikeway
Revised pratical completion date: Sep 2018
Total expenditure: $250,000
Comment: likely design work
Part 2C Government Contracting, TCCS 2019-2020 Annual Report, 268.
Belconnen bikeway – superintendency
Contractor: Cardno Pty Ltd
Period 24/7/2019 to 1/7/2021
Belconnen bikeway – construction
Contractor: Cord Civi Pty Ltd
Period 9/9/2019 to 9/7/2021
Total project cost: $6,665,793.76
Update 6 August 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
Belconnen Bikeway was dug up and block in July 2021 due to construction work (new KFC) beside the Belconnen Skate Park. The bikeway has been opened again but remains unsealed in the works area.
Update 30 July 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
All to July 2021 the Belconnen Bikeway has been blocked again in the same spot as before. There appears no urgency to clear it.
Update 20 March 2021 Belconnen Bikeway
The Belconnen Bikeway has been resealed and the hazard removed.
Hard to imaging digging up Northbourne Avenue and just walking away from it without bothering to reseal the road but that is what has happened to the Belconnen Bikeway. It is made all the more embarrassing as the path was recently completed.