Albury State Electorate To Receive New Walking And Cycling Networks

Albury State Electorate To Receive New Walking And Cycling Networks

New South Wales Member for Albury Greg Aplin

NSW Government Funds Local New Walking And Cycling Networks

Victor P Taffa

Member for Albury Greg Aplin, today announced a major boost to walking and cycling connections in the Albury City, Urana Shire and Jerilderie Shire Council areas thanks to a $39 Million state-wide investment by the New South Wales (NSW) Liberals & Nationals Government.

More than 300 walking and cycling projects across the state are being funded to provide more opportunities for people to cycle and walk, better connect communities, improve safety for pedestrians and bicycle riders, and encourage more people to get active.

“I am pleased this electorate will benefit from this funding injection, with the NSW Government providing 50% of the funding for six projects in the region to be delivered in partnership with local councils.” Mr. Aplin said.

Projects to be funded in the electorate include:

  • Albury City Council – design a 200 m shared user path connecting to Jelbart Park, Lavington – $65,300;
  • Albury City Council – construct a 90 m shared user path from Union Road to Nowland Street, Lavington – $27,000;
  • Albury City Council – construct a zebra crossing on Griffith Road 140 m south of Kaylock Road – $51,5000;
  • Urana Shire Council – construct a 130 m shared user path along Stephen Street from Anna Street to William Street – $36,410;
  • Jerilderie Shire Council – construct kerb ramps at the Newell Highway/Nowranie Street intersection – $56,000;
  • Jerilderie Shire Council – construct kerb ramps at the Kennedy Street/Nowranie Street intersection – $14,000.

Mr. Aplin said with cycling more popular than ever before and walking trips on the rise, the NSW Government was providing the infrastructure needed to support local communities.

“These projects will provide a huge boost for residents and businesses completing crucial missing links in the town’s walking and cycling network, and providing better connections between local suburbs and to public transport hubs.” Mr. Aplin said.

“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 waking and cycling networks.”

“This investment is about connecting people and places and making a difference to the way residents move around their communities.” Mr. Aplin said.