Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

    Shared path extended adjacent to Midland rail line

    27/07/2016 10:00 AM
    • $3.8 million project boosts connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians 

    Safety and connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians travelling in and out of Perth's eastern suburbs has been boosted with the latest extension of the shared path adjacent to the Midland rail line.


    Transport Minister Dean Nalder said Main Roads Western Australia had completed another 1.4 kilometres of path between East Street, Guildford, and Morrison Road, Woodbridge.


    "This $3.8 million project was funded by the Liberal National Government as part of our plan to eventually extend the WA Bicycle Network to Midland Station," Mr Nalder said.


    "Replacing a substandard concrete path, it includes an improved connection to the underpass at Woodbridge Station which has been designed to meet the latest mobility standards.  It is fully lit and will be complemented with new signage, line-marking and revegetation.


    "This brings the total length of the shared path network from the Perth CBD along the Midland rail line to almost 13km, creating greater opportunities for people to pursue active transport options."


    The Minister said over the next seven years, the State Government would prioritise development of shared paths within a 15km radius of the Perth CBD, with a particular emphasis on those with high commuter demand along freeway and railway corridors.


    From 2023 to 2031, the focus will move to areas beyond the 15km radius of the CBD, to provide greater connectivity for strategic activity centres.


    Fact File

    • Main Roads has now completed nearly four kilometres of new path between Bassendean Station and Morrison Road
    • At its peak, this latest construction project provided jobs for up to 30 people 

    Minister's office - 6552 6400


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