Fund­ing for El­len­brook cy­cle paths


Ellenbrook Advocate - - FRONT PAGE - Lisa Thomas

TRANS­PORT Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti has an­nounced fund­ing for a cy­cle path that will link El­len­brook with the Swan Val­ley.

The $200,000 State Gov­ern­ment grant will en­able the City of Swan to build a new 2km shared path along Gnan­gara Road be­tween Hen­ley Brook Av­enue and West Swan Road, al­low­ing cy­clists to ride through the Swan Val­ley to Guild­ford.

The grant is one of 34 awarded to lo­cal gov­ern­ments across the state, to­talling $6 mil­lion.

Ms Saf­fi­oti said the path would help support the grow­ing com­mu­nity.

“This stretch of Gnan­gara Road has been a miss­ing link for quite some time and will give El­len­brook and Ave­ley res­i­dents more choice in how they get to school, work or to the iconic Swan Val­ley,” she said.

“In coming years, the grow­ing com­mu­nity will have many more cy­cling, public trans­port and road con­nec­tions to key em­ploy­ment ar­eas, keep­ing them safe and sav­ing them more time.”

Swan Mayor David Lu­cas said the grant was a timely con­tri­bu­tion.

“The City of Swan is cur­rently in the process of de­vel­op­ing a cy­cling net­work, and this $200,000 grant is a timely con­tri­bu­tion that will help us ex­pand this net­work along Gnan­gara Road,” he said.

“Im­prov­ing the con­nec­tiv­ity and amenity of our com­mu­ni­ties is a pri­or­ity for the City, and we wel­come the gen­er­ous com­mit­ment that has been made by the McGowan Gov­ern­ment.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis d481240

City of Swan Mayor David Lu­cas and Trans­port Min­is­ter Rita Saf­fi­oti at Gnan­gara Road.

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