FUNDING NOW AVAILABLE FOR BETTER WALKING AND CYCLING NETWORKS

Thursday, 7 July 2016

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today announced that the State Government’s 2017-18 Walking and Cycling Grants Program is now open for applications.

Mr Marshall said that around $40 million was up for grabs again this year, with local councils invited to submit projects for new or upgraded shared footpath and cycleways or to make existing road crossings more safe.

“Good quality walking and cycling infrastructure encourages a healthy lifestyle and gets people out and active.

“These networks, just like roads, provide important linkages between residential areas and CBDs, or easy access to key sporting and community precincts.

“Many of our local towns are also built on busy highways and this funding can be used to improve pedestrians crossing with blisters and pedestrian refuges in the centre of roads to make them safer, especially for the elderly.

“I encourage all our local councils to put forward their applications for local walking and/or cycling projects.”

Mr Marshall said that in the last three years, the program had helped fund more than $1.5 million worth of projects in Moree, Inverell, Glen Innes and Guyra.

“Walking and cycling projects encourage local residents to maintain a healthy lifestyle and I encourage our local Councils to submit their nominations,” he said.

Project nominations can be made using the online portal on the NSW RMS Walking and Cycling programs webpage www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/walking-cycling

Applications will close on Friday, 9 September.

Further information including the eligibility criteria and details of the assessment process is also available online.

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