Picton cycle path to be named in honour of late John Corbett

The late John Corbett.

The late John Corbett.

"I want John's legacy to be visible and remembered."

That's the view of Wollondilly councillor Blair Briggs after it was announced a local cycle path would be named in honour of late Picton identity John Corbett.

The well-known Picton businessman died in a light plane crash near Braidwood earlier this month. He was 58.

Cr Briggs raised a motion at the last council meeting to name the cycle path which skirts Picton in Mr Corbett's memory.

The motion was supported unanimously.

Cr Briggs said Mr Corbett deserved to be immortalised for his commitment to the shire.

He said a cycle path was the ideal place for "relaxation" and to pause and reflect on Mr Corbett's legacy.

"John was very quiet and many people didn't realise his impact around Wollondilly," he said.

"But John had an overriding passion for Picton."

Cr Briggs said he was friends with Mr Corbett and they shared a passion for aviation.

"John was a pilot as well. Just days before the tragedy, he was up at my farm and we were talking about flying together," he said.

"He is a real loss to the Picton community."

Wollondilly councillor Robert Khan was friends with Mr Corbett for more than 40 years.

Cr Khan told the Advertiser earlier this month that his mate was "very gruff but good hearted".

"John would tell you his opinion, whether you liked it or not," he said.

"We caught up every two weeks and would talk a lot. He had some good ideas for Picton."