Three new cycleways announced for Clarence Valley
THREE new walking and cycleway infrastructure projects in Grafton, Yamba and Iluka have been announced by Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis.
Clarence Valley Council was successful in securing funding from the NSW Government for half the total project cost, under the NSW Government's Walking and Cycling Program.
The projects include:
- Construction of a 1260m shared user path along Turf St from Powell to Mary Sts, via Oliver St in Grafton;
- Construction of a 220m shared user path on Charles St, between Micalo and Young Sts, Iluka;
- Construction of a shared user path along Yamba Rd from Shores Dr to O'Gradys Ln, Yamba.
"I am pleased to announce that council will benefit from $184, 670 in funding under the program," Mr Gulaptis said.
"We are providing the infrastructure needed to support local communities and these projects will provide a huge boost for residents and businesses, completing crucial missing links in each location's walking and cycling network."
Mr Gulaptis said the walk and cycleways, once completed, will help improve the health of the area.
"If we want to encourage more people to leave the car at home and get active, we need to provide access to safe, convenient and connected walking and cycling networks," he said.
"This investment is about connecting people and places and making a difference to the way residents move around their communities."
Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services will now work with local councils across the state on the delivery of each project.