14 March 2019
On 14 March 2019, the state government announced a $6.4 million investment will help create more than 55 kilometres of new cycle and pedestrian path across Western Australia over the next two years.
The State Government, as part of the annual Western Australian Bike Network Grants scheme, will match funding for 50 Metropolitan and Regional local government cycling projects over two years. The programs are important initiatives that help to ensure that infrastructure is continuous across local government boundaries, increasing safety and connectivity for residents as well as boosting tourism opportunities for local businesses
Significant projects in the metropolitan area for this round of funding include:
- $380,000 to the City of Cockburn for a 2.56km shared path along the oil pipeline in Spearwood;
- $401,000 for the City of Gosnells to design and build a 1.3km shared path connecting Beckenham and Kenwick train stations; and
- $290,000 for the City of Nedlands to build a 2km shared path connecting to Fremantle to Perth shared path, major sporting centres and schools.
Regional projects include:
- $315,000 to the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley to complete a cycling loop around the Kununurra town centre;
- $210,000 to the Shire of Collie to design and build the 3.3km shared path as part of stage four of the Collie River Trail; and
- $115,000 towards the City of Greater Geraldton’s North West Coastal Highway Cycle Route.
For more information:
Department of Transport Cycling Team
Disclaimer – Please use this information as a guide and check the project website for up-to-date information
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