Funding Committed to Path Network

Published: Friday, 31 January 2020 at 4:13:17 PM

The Western Australian Government announced a $7.6 million boost to walking and cycling paths throughout the State, adding more than 50 kilometres to the WA Bicycle Network over the next two years.

This funding will not only support projects across metropolitan Perth.  For regional locations such as our own, providing safe and accessible facilities not only gets our community walking and cycling more often, the shared pathways can be a great asset in attracting visitors to our area. "In delivering projects based on the Shire's 10 Year Footpath Plan and Bike Plan, we are pleased to have the support of the State Government who will match our own investment on an equal basis" said Shire Chief Executive Officer Stuart Taylor.

As part of a rollout plan, the Shire Works and Services team began installing additional paths on Stickland Street and Parker Place at the start of the new year.  These paths are now ready for use, just ahead of our students returning for the new school term.  The new pathway on Parker Place in particular should make the school run safer and more convenient for those walking and cycling to school.  We would also like to caution motorists to be on the lookout for footpath traffic when traversing their driveways.

Both the Bike Plan and the 10 Year Footpath plan provide information on how the Shire will maintain and augment its existing network of footpaths.  Further information can be found here:

Wongan-Ballidu Shared Path Network

Follow this link to read the State Government of Western Australia's media statement:

Media Statement McGowan 2020-2021 Bike Funding Boost

Information on 2020-2021 awarded projects can be found here:

WA Bicycle Network Grants

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