Cyclists and pedestrians to benefit from an additional kilometre of Principal Shared Path
The new path will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and families enjoying Burswood Park
Construction expected to start in December
Work will soon begin on a new Principal Shared Path (PSP) at Burswood Park, as the scenic recreational area grows in popularity with cyclists, pedestrians and families.
Funding of $1.6 million has been approved to construct the new pathway, which is in the final stages of design and planning.
Burswood Park Board commenced a master plan process in late 2019 to create a blueprint for future development of Burswood Park.
The first stage of master planning identified the need for a new Principal Shared Path to run from the Causeway Bridge to the WA Recreational Water Sports Association.
There has been a significant increase in the number of patrons enjoying Burswood Park, and this investment will improve the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and families.
The new Principal Shared Path will better separate commuter cyclists from pedestrians, taking commuters off the existing riverside path.
Tenders for construction will be released later this year, with completion expected in early 2022.
Comments attributed to Racing and Gaming Minister Reece Whitby:
"Providing safe, high-quality infrastructure that encourages people to walk, cycle and enjoy
Burswood's pristine waterfront brings many benefits for our community.
"The current path has long been recognised as too narrow to accommodate both cyclists and
pedestrians and the new Principal Shared Path will separate cyclists from pedestrians.
"The new path will also connect Burswood to the CBD via the Causeway pedestrian and cyclist bridge, which will be constructed as part of the Perth City Deal announced in 2020."
Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:
"Our Government has invested a record amount into the Principal Shared Path network around Western Australia.
"We have concentrated on upgrading key cycling routes and closing gaps on the PSP network.
"This will be another great addition to our network and will be complemented by the new Causeway Bridge and works being undertaken through the CBD Transport Plan."
Racing and Gaming Minister's Office - 6552 6300