Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    Success in sight for Perth to Midland shared path

    16/06/2020 10:00 AM
     
    • ​Construction underway on shared path next to Success Hill Train Station, Bassendean
    • Project will close final gap on the existing Perth to Midland Principal Shared Path
    • Carefully designed in consultation with local community to preserve local trees
    • Green Trails initiative will create a shaded and scenic walking and riding experience
    • McGowan Government has invested an unprecedented $146 million over four years to increase cycling infrastructure by 150 kilometres

    The Perth to Midland Principal Shared Path (PSP) will soon offer a continuous, completely off-road journey for people riding between Midland and the Perth CBD, with construction now underway on the last remaining gap on the existing path.

     

    The 275 metre section of path adjacent to Success Hill Train Station in Bassendean will improve safety and convenience for people riding and walking and has been carefully designed in consultation with the Town of Bassendean and the local community to preserve valuable local trees.

     

    The path will see Railway Parade slightly modified and link to existing paths that currently terminate at Seventh Avenue and Kelly Park. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late July, 2020.

     

    As well as working together to minimise the impact on existing vegetation, the Department of Transport, Main Roads WA and the Town of Bassendean developed the Green Trails initiative which will add complementary natural landscaping to the area alongside the path and the broader route.

     

    The State Government-funded initiative, only the second of its kind in Western Australia, will create a shaded and scenic green transport route for a more enjoyable walking and riding experience.  

     

    The project is part of the McGowan Government's $146 million investment in cycling infrastructure to help make cycling a safe, convenient and widely-used form of transport.

     

    As part of the METRONET Midland Station relocation project, the Midland PSP will be extended from Morrison Road through to Midland Station, further supporting walking and cycling.

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "Closing this historic gap and completing the Perth to Midland PSP is a significant milestone for Perth's cycle network.

     

    "I am pleased we have been able to construct this important missing link which will improve safety and convenience for people riding and walking, while preserving much-loved local trees.

     

    "By investing in green transport routes like this, the McGowan Government is blending path infrastructure with local surroundings to create a more visually appealing and inviting environment to walk and ride.

     

    "This is part of our $146 million investment in shared paths over the next four years to encourage people to walk and cycle."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5500