24 January 2020
On 24 January 2020, the state government announced a $7.6 million investment will help create more than 50 kilometres of new cycling infrastructure 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 63 Metropolitan and Regional local government cycling projects over two years.
The grants program assists local government authorities with the planning, design and construction of bicycle infrastructure. To ensure safe, convenient and connected infrastructure, local governments are to apply for funding over multiple financial years and in stages to help create a complete network.
Significant projects in the metropolitan area for the 2020-21 / 2021-22 round of WABN funding include:
- $732,500 to the City of Gosnells to construct a 750m connection to the Armadale Railway Principal Shared Path between William St and Ladywell St and a further $45,000 for the design of a 1km path between Kelvin Rd and Albany Hwy;
- $407,000 to the City of Kwinana for the design and construction of a 2km shared path along Gilmore Ave
- $400,000 to the City of Rockingham for construction of a 3.4km shared path along Ennis Ave
Regional projects include:
- $451,158 to the City of Karratha for stage 6 of the Bayview Road Shared Path (1.8km)
- $320,000 to the City of Busselton to construct a 2.1km shared path along the Buayanup Drain
- $308,036 to the Shire of Broome to construct a 1.3km shared path along the Conti Foreshore
The WABN Grants contribute to the local government network that complements the record investment in the state government network of Principal Shared Paths along major roads and railways and Safe Active Streets. For more information on the State Government’s Principal Shared Path Expansion and Safe Active Street Program, please visit https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/major-projects-and-programs.asp
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