On path to cy­cle boost

Ellenbrook Advocate - - #SNAPPERTH -

THE State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments will pro­vide $50,000 for new cy­cle paths and up­grades in the Swan Val­ley to boost tourism.

The fund­ing part­ner­ship is part of the Tourism De­mand Driver In­fra­struc­ture Pro­gram and will in­clude an ad­di­tional $50,000 from the City of Swan.

The fund­ing will be used to en­gage a con­sul­tant to plan, con­sult and in­ves­ti­gate ap­pro­pri­ate in­ter­pre­ta­tion for cy­cle and walk trails.

Fed­eral MP Ken Wy­att said the new trails would also in­clude new vis­i­tor sig­nage to ed­u­cate vis­i­tors on the Swan Val­ley’s unique mul­ti­cul­tural story.

He said the new paths would help boost lo­cal busi­nesses thanks to im­proved tourism.

“The Swan Val­ley Mul­ti­cul­tural Cy­cle Walk Sig­nage Trails project’s goal is to cre­ate walk and cy­cle tourism trails that cel­e­brate the re­gion’s mul­ti­cul­tural story for the ben­e­fit of all those vis­it­ing and run­ning busi­nesses in the Swan Val­ley,” he said.

Tourism Min­is­ter Paul Pa­palia said it was fan­tas­tic to see the pro­gram help­ing to make WA a more at­trac­tive place for tourists.

“As part of the 2017-18 State Bud­get the Swan Val­ley is set to re­ceive $1.4 mil­lion for a co-or­di­nated and sus­tained tourism strat­egy in a bid to bring more vis­i­tors to the re­gion and pro­vide a ma­jor boost for lo­cal jobs.”

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