$150,000 granted for Kimberley bike paths

Cain AndrewsBroome Advertiser
Kununurra and Halls Creek have been awarded $150,000 in State Government funding for the construction and maintenance of its bicycle path projects.
Camera IconKununurra and Halls Creek have been awarded $150,000 in State Government funding for the construction and maintenance of its bicycle path projects. Credit: Supplied

Kununurra and Halls Creek have been awarded $150,000 in State Government funding for the construction and maintenance of its bicycle 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 bicycle and pedestrian routes across Western Australia.

Funding for the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program will be shared between 38 local governments to deliver 50 projects over the next two years.

The Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley will receive $50,000 for the 2022-23 financial year for stage two of the Kununurra shared loop path.

The Shire of Halls Creek will also receive a grant of $100,000 to help with costs associated with their shared path program this financial year, with an additional $100,000 allocated for the 2023/2024 financial year.

Transport Minister Rita Saffiioti said the funding is just one way the McGowan Government is working collaboratively with local government to ensure active transport infrastructure is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities.

“The McGowan Government is investing a record $265m dollars in active transport infrastructure over the next four years to encourage Western Australians to explore the State on their bike or by foot,” she said.

“The $8m awarded as part of the grants program will support local governments to enhance recreational, commuter and tourism riding, and walking experiences for residents and visitors to the State.

“There are huge benefits to walking and riding for everyone, which is why the WA Government continues to add to its record funding of bike and pedestrian infrastructure through the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program.”

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