Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Coolgardie to benefit from Country Pathways Grant Scheme

    26/09/2007 10:07 AM

    Goldfields-Esperance Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich announced today that the State Government would provide $45,000 to the Shire of Coolgardie to build a new shared path in Coolgardie.

    The new path would extend along Hunt, Lindsay, Sylvester, Jobson, Lefroy and Shaw streets.

    “The new shared path will be well used, particularly by the children of Coolgardie, and is part of a long-term plan for the Goldfields’ town,” Ms Ravlich said.

    Ms Ravlich said 27 projects in regional centres throughout the State would share nearly $750,000 in the latest round of Country Pathways Grant Scheme (CPGS) grants.

    Ms Ravlich said the CPGS provided real benefits in regional areas.

    “Expanding the shared path network in regional Western Australia significantly increases safety for cyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities,” she said.

    “These paths often provide improved access to vital services and community facilities, as well as additional recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

    “Through a partnership between the State and local governments, this program ensures shared paths are appropriately located and well constructed.

    “This year, a total of 83 applications were received, which indicates the strong demand for these paths and the success of the program.”

    Over the last seven years, the State Government has allocated more than $5.6million through the scheme, which provides funding on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the planning and development of shared-use paths, other cycling facilities and maps of regional networks.

    For more information about the CPGS, contact the Department of Planning and Infrastructure on 9216 8540 or visit http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/cycling/2909.asp.

    Minister's office - 9213 6800