Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, discussing the $40,000 grant for a new shared pathway in Uralla with Uralla Shire Mayor Mick Pearce.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
URALLA Shire Council will soon start construction on a new walking path and cycleway in Uralla, thanks to a $40,000 investment by the State Government, announced today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall said the government had allocated $615,000 to the region’s local councils for walking and cycling projects to better connect communities, improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and encourage more people to get active.
“I am very pleased Uralla will benefit from this funding injection, with a project earmarked to improve the network of walking and cycling paths through the community,” Mr Marshall said.
“I congratulate Uralla Shire Council on being so proactive in addressing a gap in its existing footpath and cycleway network and valuing the importance of this infrastructure for the health and wellbeing of the community.”
“Council will construct a new shared pathway with a width of 2.5 metres and total length of 185 metres along Plane Avenue, from East Street South towards Rowan Avenue.
“The objective of the project is to directly connect key local destinations including St Joseph School, Hampden Park, Uralla Showgrounds and Uralla CBD with the Uralla Sports Complex, located in Plane Avenue, South Uralla.”
Mr Marshall said with cycling more popular than ever before and walking trips on the rise, it was important the government provided funding assistance to develop the infrastructure needed to support local communities.
This project will provide a huge boost for residents and businesses – completing a crucial missing link in Uralla’s walking and cycling network and providing better connections between residential areas and the CBD,” he 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.”