Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    More than $8 million in grants to connect WA communities

    14/04/2022 6:00 AM
    • $8 million of grants allocated to 50 active transport projects across 38 local governments
    • At least 57 kilometres of new bike and pedestrian infrastructure to be delivered over the next two years
    • Additional infrastructure to encourage more people to ride and walk more often
    • A record $265 million in walking and riding infrastructure over next four years 

    An $8 million McGowan Government investment will help create more than 57 kilometres of high-quality bike riding and walking connections across Western Australia.


    As part of the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program, this funding will be shared by 38 local governments to deliver 50 projects over the next two years.


    The State Government provides up to 50 per cent funding for eligible projects to help ensure infrastructure is continuous across local government boundaries, increasing safety and connectivity for the community as well as boosting tourism opportunities for local businesses.


    Regional projects awarded funding for 2022-23 and 2023-24 span from the Great Southern and Goldfields-Esperance regions, all the way up to the Kimberley.


    This includes major shared path and tourist trail projects in Albany, Harvey and Kondinin, which will provide essential connections between town sites and key local destinations and facilities.


    In the metropolitan area, 12 projects stretching from Mandurah to Wanneroo will come to fruition with protected bike lanes and shared paths linking schools, medical services and shopping centres to existing networks.


    The McGowan Government has a strong focus on well-connected and planned cycling and walking infrastructure, with $265 million allocated to projects over the next four years.


    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:


    "The McGowan Government is investing a record $265 million dollars in active transport infrastructure over the next four years to encourage Western Australians to explore the State on their bike or by foot.


    "The $8 million awarded as part of the grants program will support local governments to enhance recreational, commuter and tourism riding, and walking experiences for residents and visitors to the State.


    "It is just one way we are working collaboratively with local government to ensure our active transport infrastructure is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.


    "There are huge benefits to walking and riding for everyone, which is why the WA Government continues to add to its record funding of bike and pedestrian infrastructure through the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program."


    Minister's office - 6552 5500


    Projects in the metropolitan area Local GovernmentFunding awarded 2022-23
    Second Avenue/Wilson Street Shared PathTown of Bassendean $32,000.00
    Route 2: Cannington - Willetton Shared PathCity of Canning $410,000.00
    Route 3: Rossmoyne - Cannington Shared PathCity of Canning $660,000.00 (over 2022 to 2024)
    Eric Street: Marine Parade to Curtin AvenueTown of Cottesloe $350,000.00
    City of Gosnells Local Bike PlanCity of Gosnells $15,000.00
    Halls Head Parade - Coastal Shared PathCity of Mandurah $400,000.00
    Murdoch Drive Extension South Shared PathCity of Melville $308,116.00
    Rae Road Shared PathCity of Rockingham  $325,000.00
    Toodyay Road Dual Use PathCity of Swan $300,000.00
    Archer/Mint Protected Bicycle LaneTown of Victoria Park $452,730.00
    Summers Claisebrook Cycle PathCity of Vincent $12,500.00
    Hudson Avenue, Girrawheen Avenue, Wade Court - Shared Path ProjectCity of Wanneroo $150,000.00



    Projects in regional WA Local Government RegionFunding awarded
    Funding awarded
    Pre-committed projects
    Coral Bay Shared Path to Boat RampShire of CarnarvonGascoyne $105,000  -
    Bay View Drive Shared Path ProjectCity of AlbanyGreat Southern $203,750  -
    Kununurra Shared Loop Path - Stage 2Shire of Wyndham-East KimberleyKimberley $50,000  -
    Granville Street and Manning Street Shared Path ProjectShire of MorawaMid-West $34,197  -
    Shared Pathway Construction - VariousShire of MorawaMid-West $31,230  -
    Extend Kalgan Drive to Dump Truck (Daniels Drive to GNH)Shire of East PilbaraPilbara $12,500  -
    Stojic Road (Mindarra Drive to Calcott Street) Shire of East PilbaraPilbara $31,000  -
    Wilson Street Shared Path ProjectTown of Port HedlandPilbara $437,500  -
    Station Road to Bussell Highway Shared Path ProjectShire of Augusta-Margaret RiverSouth-West $55,000  -
    South West Highway Rail Crossing UpgradeShire of CapelSouth-West $20,000  -
    Nannup Southern Approach to Town Shire of NannupSouth-West $145,000  -
    Stage 3 - Clune Park to Brockman Centre ConnectionShire of ChitteringWheatbelt $14,222  -
    Cervantes DUP Connectivity 2021-22 / 2022-23Shire of DandaraganWheatbelt $30,000  -
    Reserve Street Shared Path ProjectShire of ToodyayWheatbelt $28,000  -
    Committed projects
    Carnarvon Community College Shared PathShire of CarnarvonGascoyne $53,750  -
    Stella Rowley Drive Lookout Shared PathShire of Shark BayGascoyne $70,000  -
    Keenan Street and Maritana Street Shared PathCity of Kalgoorlie-BoulderGoldfields-Esperance $20,000  $180,000
    Lane Street and Forrest Shared Path ProjectCity of Kalgoorlie-BoulderGoldfields-Esperance $115,000  -
    Adelaide Street Cycle LinkCity of AlbanyGreat Southern $153,750  -
    Maley Place Shared Path ProjectCity of AlbanyGreat Southern $5,000  $103,750
    Marine Drive - Mounts AccessCity of AlbanyGreat Southern -  $300,000
    Middleton Beach Cycle ConnectivityCity of AlbanyGreat Southern $277,550  -
    Rufus Street Cycle LinkCity of AlbanyGreat Southern $183,750  - 
    Hassell Street Shared PathShire of PlantagenetGreat Southern $24,700  -
    Halls Creek Shared Path ProgramShire of Halls CreekKimberley $100,000  $100,000
    Red Bluff Road Shared PathShire of NorthamptonMid-West $61,000  -
    North Pinjarra Shared PathShire of MurrayPeel $127,500  $150,000
    Dampier Road Stage 7City of KarrathaPilbara $252,522  $175,000
    Coastal Shared Path upgrade from Forth Street to Holgate Road City of BusseltonSouth-West -  $230,000
    Cathedral Avenue Shared PathShire of Harvey South-West $162,827  -
    Zamia Street and Main RoadShire of ManjimupSouth-West $87,500  $87,500
    Shared Path - Spanney/McAndrew StreetShire of Corrigin Wheatbelt $2,000  $45,273
    Jurien Bay Industrial Estate ConnectivityShire of DandaraganWheatbelt $53,750  -
    Information Bay to Town Centre Missing Link Shire of DowerinWheatbelt $10,500  -
    Kondinin Community Shared Pathway Shire of KondininWheatbelt $100,000  -
    All Aged Shared Path Town N/East SectorShire of PingellyWheatbelt $130,000  -
    Harcourt Street Shared Path ProjectShire of ToodyayWheatbelt $33,250  -
    Williams Narrogin Rd & Richmond St Shared Use PathwayShire of WilliamsWheatbelt $49,600  -