$150,000 awarded for Kimberley bike paths
Kununurra and Halls Creek received $150,000 in state government funding for the construction and maintenance of its bike path projects.
It is part of the McGowan government’s $8 million investment in the WA Bicycle Network Grants program, which will help create more than 57km of cycle and pedestrian paths across Western Australia.
Funding from the WA Bicycle Network grant program will be shared among 38 local governments to complete 50 projects over the next two years.
Wyndham-East Kimberley County will receive $50,000 for the 2022-23 fiscal year for the second leg of the Kununurra Shared Loop.
Halls Creek County will also receive a $100,000 grant to help cover costs associated with its shared pathway program this fiscal year, with an additional $100,000 allocated for the 2023/2024 fiscal year.
Transport Minister Rita Saffiioti said the funding is just one way the McGowan government is working collaboratively with local government to ensure active transportation infrastructure is safe and accessible for people of all ages. and of all abilities.
“The McGowan government is investing a record $265 million in active transport infrastructure over the next four years to encourage Western Australians to explore the state by bike or on foot,” she said. declared.
“The $8 million awarded through the grant program will help local governments improve recreational, commuter, and sightseeing and walking experiences for residents and visitors to the state.
“Walking and riding has huge benefits for everyone, which is why the WA Government continues to increase its record funding for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure through the WA Bike Network Grants Program .”