Work has started on the much-anticipated Cooee to Wynyard section of the Coastal Pathway Project.
When completed, the entire pathway will stretch 110km from Latrobe to Wynyard.
The 14km section from Cooee to Wynyard will cost $15 7 million, with the State Government providing $13.9 million, which includes $6 million to prevent Coastal erosion at Cooee, with Burnie City and Waratah Councils making up the remaining $1.86 million.
The Cooee to Wynyard pathway will be completed in sections, with Coastal erosion prevention measures to be installed between Cooee and Camdale by November, followed by sealing the same section, expected to be opened by February.
Work on the Somerset to Wynyard stretch will start in October, with removal of the disused railway, first, followed by pavement construction and fencing in December, with sealing scheduled to be complete by September next year.
Meanwhile, work is progressing on the 5 km Don to Leith section of the pathway at the other end of the Coast.
Large parts of the pathway are now clearly visible from the Bass Highway along the Lillico Straight.