Junction Island Bridge and footpath re-opening to the public

June 20, 2024 6:40 am in by

Wentworth Shire Council has announced the long-awaited re-opening of the Junction Island Bridge and footpath on Saturday 29 June 2024.

This milestone arrives just in time for the Wentworth Junction Rally on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July, an iconic event Council has supported since its inception in 1992.

The rally has not been held since 2017 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and floods, making the 2024 event a significant occasion for the community.

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Spanning over 1,100 metres, the footpath features informative signage that highlights the rich ecological and cultural significance of Junction Island.

Councillor Daniel Linklater, Mayor of Wentworth Shire Council, stated, “The re-opening of the Junction Island Bridge and footpath is a great outcome for our community. This project not only restores access to one of our region’s most stunning natural treasures but also re-establishes a major tourist attraction that will invigorate our local economy. This is a proud moment for Wentworth Shire, and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy what this amazing landmark has to offer.”

Wentworth Shire Council is inviting everyone to join in celebrating this remarkable achievement and to experience the beauty and tranquillity of Junction Island firsthand.