Active Transport Grant Helps Get Infrastructure And People Moving

The NSW Government will provide more than $1.7 million in grants to assist Liverpool City Council deliver around 1.5 kilometres of shared pathways.

State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said the grant will help Liverpool City Council deliver important sections of shared paths helping make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to move around our local area.

“The grants will help to deliver a 2.5m wide shared path along the northern side of Newbridge Road between Holly Ave and Epsom Rd in Chipping Norton.

“This will allow for the full connection of Chipping Norton, along Newbridge Road, from Rickard Road down to Epsom Road.” Ms Gibbons said.

The grants will also help deliver the continuation of the Hume Highway shared path between the M5 and Reilly Street and a shared path on the western side of Governor Macquarie Drive from Newbridge Road to Alfred Road Chipping Norton.

“The works will also include service adjustments, installation of bicycle lanterns, construction of pram ramps, signage and line marking on Newbridge Road at the intersections of Stockton Avenue and Nuwarra Road making in safer for cyclists and pedestrians.” Ms Gibbons said.

The creation of these shared pathways is part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to almost $1.1 billion – the largest in the State’s history.

“The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads and public transport,” said Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance.

Further information about these projects will be available from Liverpool City Council as work progresses.