$500,000 grant for bi­cy­cle path

Melville Times - - Street Watch -

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.

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