Supports greater transport, recreational and tourism opportunities
Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions
Jurien Bay residents now have opportunities for greater recreational activities closer to home thanks to a new 3.9 kilometre cycle path between Booka Valley and the mouth of Hill River.
Made possible with $600,000 from the State Government's Royalties for Regions and $580,000 from the Department of Transport, the project is part of a greater plan to link Jurien Bay to Cervantes with a walk and bike trail.
Speaking on site today, Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the cycle path would serve as a new venue for formal runs, bike ride and swim events, with the potential to attract national and international sporting events.
"The cycle path extends the current water-based and skydiving activities on offer and provides more options for adventure, sports and nature tourism in the region," Mr Redman said.
"I look forward to seeing the tangible benefits this Royalties for Regions investment will bring to our regional communities."
Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the investment into WA's regional cycling network would provide significant benefits for tourists and residents in that coastal region.
"This project will help ensure local infrastructure meets the needs of the State's cycling community but also supports the development and appeal for significant sporting events. It is also another example of how we are working to provide all West Australians with a choice of recreational cycling options," Mr Marmion said.
The cycle path includes beach access trails and gazebos to facilitate social activities. It will be located on the bigger 6.5 kilometre Turquoise Way Trail that is complemented by a bicycle parking rack, cafe, picnic area, barbecue facilities and associated amenities.
This project was supported by the State Government in partnership with local community groups, the Shire of Dandaragan and industry.
Stage 1 of the cycle trail was made possible by an investment of $200,000 through the Royalties for Regions' Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme, a $100,000 Lotterywest grant with the Department of Sport and Recreation and a $500,000 private sector contribution
Stage 2 will see a $1.18 million investment from the Department of Transport and Royalties for Regions
Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700
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