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$39.5m funding for NSW active transport projects

Construction of a concrete walkway around a residential rural house in manual of the pavement with a special tool

Fifty New South Wales councils will deliver a range of new active transport projects, thanks to $39.5 million in funding from Get NSW Active.

Upgrades include new footpaths, new cycleways, and improved safety features designed to encourage people to walk or cycle and help to relieve pressure on the state’s roads and public transport networks.

The Get NSW Active 2023/24 annual program received 523 applications from councils across the state with the new round of funding allocated for 44 Greater Sydney projects and 40 regional projects, with $13.6 million in funding going to regional projects in this round.

More than half of the 44 active transport projects funded for Greater Sydney will be delivered in Western or Southwestern Sydney, with an investment of more than $13 million.

In the regions, 50 councils have secured funding for projects that provide walking and bike riding connections across their community.

“The projects being funded as part of the renewed Get NSW Active program include new pedestrian bridges, new cycleways and better links for kids to be able to walk safely to and from school,” said Minister for Transport Jo Haylen.

“These projects will link in with the existing network of cycleways and footpaths to create a safe, separated web of paths to help people travel around our state.”

Minister for Regional Transport Jenny Aitchison said the projects funded for regional areas represented a great investment for NSW’s regional towns and cities.

“Communities across the state from Lismore to Wagga Wagga, will benefit from improved active transport infrastructure, encouraging everyone to try walking or riding as a healthy and enjoyable transport option,” she said.

Key projects to be delivered across the state include:

  • $3 milion to design a new 4m wide bridge across the Cooks River and design a second, as well as improve access across the popular walking and cycling route
  • $3.1 million for the construction of the 2.6km Norwest Boulevard Share Path on the southern side of Norwest Boulevard from Windsor Road to Old Windsor Road
  • $2.25 million for pedestrian improvements at Wentworth Park Road, Glebe, that will widen footpaths and improve pedestrian access through several intersections
  • $750,000 for an Active Travel to School upgrade improving access to public schools, childcare facilities and playgrounds in Penrith Council
  • $1.5 million to construct a 2.1km off-road shared path including a new pedestrian bridge over the Main Water Supply Canal at Mackay Avenue in Griffith
  • $1.16 million to construct new footpaths along Bent Street in South Grafton
  • $711,000 for asphalt and lighting installation on the Silver City Highway shared path near Coomealla High School
  • $630,000 to build a walking and cycling path between the Forbes CBD and new homes in Goldridge.

For a full list of successful applicants, click here.


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