Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    Bike Week 2017 grants encourage cycling

    22/12/2016 10:00 AM
     
    • 40 Bike Week events awarded $30,000 in grants
    • More than $133 million invested in cycling initiatives from 2008 to 2016
    • $90 million committed for next four years

    The Liberal National Government has awarded grants totalling $30,000 to 23 metropolitan and 17 regional events taking place throughout Bike Week in March 2017.

     

    Transport Minister Bill Marmion said it was great to see the grants going towards a wide range of events encouraging West Australians of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes for transport and leisure.

     

    "The grant winners for Bike Week 2017 will be putting on some exciting, community-focused events, including bike-to-work breakfasts, bike scavenger hunts, family rides, bike bingo, along with bike pit stops and maintenance workshops," Mr Marmion said.

     

    "The popularity of Bike Week and the supporting grants continues to grow, with 69 grant applications received this year.

     

    "Every year we see Bike Week becoming more diverse and the events spread right across WA.  This year we have events taking place from Quairading in the Wheatbelt, Albany in the Great Southern to Ashburton in the Pilbara, with the grants helping make these events possible.

     

    "From 2008 to 2016, the State Government has invested more than $133 million in cycling initiatives, with $90 million committed for the next four years to help expand and improve the bike path network in WA, making it easier to use a bike for transport."

     

    Fact File

    • Bike Week 2017 will run from March 17-26, 2017 
    • WestCycle, one of WA's peak cycling representative bodies, will be co-ordinating Bike Week 2017 with support from the Department of Transport
    • For the full list of Bike Week 2017 grant recipients and information on Bike Week events, visit http://www.bikeweek.com.au
    • Bike Week grants are funded by the Department of Transport

    Minister's office - 6552 6800

     

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