Broome’s mangrove-lined foreshore will soon be a cyclist’s paradise thanks to a new shared path project which recently completed the first stage of construction. The Conti Foreshore shared path project will see a 1.3km safe path installed from Town Beach to Carnarvon Street near Matso’s Brewery. The recent completion of stage one resulted in the construction of a 422m long, 3m wide path from Town Beach to Guy Street. Construction on stage two will begin this year with a further 900m added to the path along Conti Foreshore from Guy Street to Matso’s Brewery. The project was supported by a $308,035 grant from the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program, which was matched by the Shire of Broome. It is one of 59 bicycle infrastructure projects delivered through the WABN Grants Program this year and part of a wider $24 million redevelopment of the precinct over recent years. Shire of Broome president Harold Tracey said Town Beach was an asset for Broome. “It is fantastic to see local families and visitors making full use of Town Beach, with the project a great example of different tiers of government working together for the greater good,” he said. “The completion of the Conti Foreshore shared path, the redevelopment of Roebuck Bay Caravan Park and the new Town Beach jetty are the final pieces in the puzzle.” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the project encourages people to ride and walk in Broome. “Once complete, the Conti Foreshore shared path project will provide locals and visitors with another option to travel from Roebuck Bay Caravan Park and Town Beach straight to Matso’s,” she said. “The WABN grants program enables the McGowan Government to collaborate with local governments to provide safe, enjoyable bicycle infrastructure across WA.” Kimberley MLA Divina D’Anna said the path allowed access to popular Broome locations. “This shared path will provide a new transport option linking three key areas for people to cycle and walk,” she said. The project is part of a $220 million State Government initiative to expand cycling and pedestrian infrastructure by more than 150km and will be complete in 2022.