Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Former Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    RED Grant helps pave the Turquoise Way

    17/10/2022 3:00 PM
    • The Turquoise Way Hill River Crossing Bridge has been officially opened
    • The extension of the path was made possible with $100,000 in funding from the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development Grants program

    Visitors and residents alike can enjoy new undulating views of the Central Coast, following the opening of the Turquoise Way Hill River Crossing Bridge.


    Funding received in round two of the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program contributed towards the design and fabrication of the Hill River Crossing Bridge, activating a section of the coast that had previously been largely inaccessible.


    Spanning 14.4 kilometres along the coast from Jurien Bay to Hill River, the Turquoise Way path is popular among tourists, residents and for sporting events, bringing in an estimated $2 million in visitor expenditure to the local economy.


    The path positions Jurien Bay as a favourable tourism and sporting events destination, building upon the State Government's $1.5 million investment.


    The extension of the path has enabled the Shire of Dandaragan and local community to increase their support for active tourism, increasing the popularity of the path for sporting events including fun runs, half marathons and triathlons.


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The extension of the Turquoise Way path will give tourism and accommodation businesses in Jurien Bay a boost.


    "This is a great example of the RED Grants supporting a locally driven project to diversify the local economy, attract new investment and provide long-term social and economic benefits to the community."


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