Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning; Ports

    Stage one of Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project underway

    7/06/2022 1:00 PM
     
    • First stage of $4.24 million Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project underway
    • New 360 metre shared path to complete connection from Chapman Road to Glenfield Beach Drive
    • Future stages include 3.5km Chapman Road Shared Path and 4.5km shared path from Tarcoola Beach to Cape Burney
    • McGowan Government investing $347 million in walking and riding infrastructure over next four years

    Construction of the $4.24 million Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project is now underway with work commencing on the $220,000 Glenfield Beach Drive Shared Path.

     

    The 360 metre long, 3 metre wide shared path will run between Hillview Drive and Chapman Road, which is the first stage in providing Geraldton residents and visitors with a further 8.3 kilometres of high-quality shared paths for riding and walking.

     

    While the Glenfield Beach Drive Shared Path is being constructed detailed designs for stage 2 of the project, the $1.4 million 3.5km long Chapman Road Shared Path, are being finalised so construction can progress in 2022-23.

     

    The Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project also includes a $2.62 million 4.5km shared path to be constructed on Brand Highway from Tarcoola Beach to Cape Burney.

     

    The McGowan Government is facilitating investment of $347 million to upgrade and construct more high-quality infrastructure for safe and connected riding and walking across the State over the next four years.

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "For more than a decade the community has been asking for an off-road shared path so they can safely ride, walk or scoot from Cape Burney in the south to Drummond Cove in the north.

     

    "We know how important this is, which is why we committed to delivering upgrades to the Geraldton Walking and Cycling Network at the 2021 election.

     

    "We are delivering more than $340 million of walking and cycling upgrades around Western Australia over the next four years, supporting local jobs and encouraging more people to walk and ride."

     

    Comments attributed to Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton:

     

    "This project will see an additional 8.3 kilometres of high-quality path constructed and the Sunset Drive to Drummond Cove Shared Path become a reality for the community.


    "This is a critical part of the City's shared path network and with this work we will be expanding the cycling network.

     

    "Community members often talk to me about how much they are looking forward to safe and accessible paths as it will provide them and their family with an alternative form of transport for work and recreation purposes.

     

    "I am so proud to be a part of the McGowan Government that continues to deliver for regional WA."

     

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