$500,000 grant for bicycle path
A SHARED path proposed for Murdoch Drive is among 39 projects backed by a $6 million State Government investment.
Funding under the Perth and Regional Bicycle Network grants program – to go to successful local governments over the coming two years – will help create more than 37km of new cycling paths in WA.
City of Melville received $491,000 for a 1.2km shared path along Murdoch Drive, south from Leach Highway.
The path will help strengthen the connection to the Murdoch Activity Centre, a precinct the City believes could potentially become WA’s largest area of employment outside the Perth CBD.
Further details are scarce, with the project still in its infancy, although the Department of Transport will also contribute financially.
Other local governments to receive funding were the cities of Armadale ($658,582 – Railway Avenue shared path), Cockburn ($50,000 – bike lanes for Rockingham Road; $5000 – bikeway design) and Fremantle ($175,000 – upgrade to intersection of Queen Victoria and Adelaide streets).
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the grants, which will go to 34 local governments, would contribute to important cycling facilities.
The City of Melville has received close to $500,000 for a new shared path along Murdoch Drive.