Up­grades post­poned

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

PLANS for cy­cling in­fra­struc­ture up­grades near schools in Cock­burn have been put on the back­burner.

Twelve months ago, the State Gov­ern­ment of­fered $3m so that a num­ber of projects iden­ti­fied in the De­part­ment of Trans­port’s 2015 Cy­cling Imag­i­neer­ing Work­shop re­port could be im­ple­mented.

There were about 30 im­prove­ment ar­eas iden­ti­fied across Perth.

Among ideas for Cock­burn were im­prove­ments to cy­cling and walk­ing con­nec­tions at Phoenix Pri­mary School, Bi­bra Lake Pri­mary School and Perth Wal­dorf School.

At the time, Trans­port Min­is­ter Dean Nalder said the DoT was close to reach­ing agree­ments with sev­eral lo­cal gov­ern­ments.

A year on, the min­is­ter, and in­for­ma­tion in the re­cent state bud­get, re­vealed the $3m would not be spent on con­nec­tions to Cock­burn schools.

“This fund­ing has been put to­wards the plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment of Western Aus­tralia’s first three bi­cy­cle boule­vards in the Cities of Bayswa­ter, Bel­mont and Vin­cent,” Mr Nalder said.

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