Oct 15, 2009

Economic Stimulus: $3 million for new cycling infrastructure in South Australia

Economic Stimulus: $3 million for new cycling infrastructure in South Australia

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

October 15 2009

The Rudd Labor Government is investing more than $3 million in 35 cycling infrastructure projects in South Australia as part of our $40 million National Bike Paths Projects fund.

This funding was announced in Norwood today.

The Government’s investment will deliver projects worth $5.7 million, with the remainder of the funding provided by the South Australian Government and local councils.

These infrastructure projects will support 248 jobs and traineeships across South Australia, delivering an economic boost in local communities.

All up, the Rudd Government is funding more than 170 projects around Australia, supporting more than 1,900 jobs and traineeships.

This is exactly what our Economic Stimulus Plan is about – supporting practical infrastructure projects that make a difference over the longer term in local communities.

The projects, located across Adelaide, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, the Barossa and the Lower Lakes will encourage healthier lifestyles amongst residents and create more sustainable communities.

Our investment in cycling infrastructure will help take cars off South Australian roads and reduce carbon emissions over the longer term.

The Rudd Government is delivering funding for cycling infrastructure around the country, providing Australians with a greener, healthier way of getting to and from school and work, as well as recreational facilities.

ORGANISATION

 PROJECT NAME

 FEDERAL CONTRIBUTION

total Project Cost

 

PROJECT DISTRIBUTION

 

Break O’Day Council
Binalong Bay Road Causeway – Cycleway Construction

169,241

338,482

This project will extend and refurbish an existing section of bike path along Henry Lawson Drive, adjacent to the Georges River. The path will provide commuter access to Bankstown Airport and the associated industrial park as well as expanding the recreational bike network in accordance with the Bankstown Bike Plan.

Blacktown City Council

Construction of Mount Druitt to Oakhurst cycleway route 220,000 441,500 This project will be a major North-South cycleway that links major transport (i.e. Westlink M7) corridors with major employment, recreational, education and other community facilities in the Blacktown Local Government Area.  The project will involve the construction of a 2.5-3.0m wide concrete shared cycleway footpath, approximately 2.8km in length, from Bottles Road.
Campbelltown City Council  Macquarie Fields Triathlon Cycleway Track  250,000  500,000  This project will construct a 1 km cycling track which will provide a linkage to the local swimming centre for triathlon competitions in the south western region of Sydney. The complex will also facilitate community cycle events and, when not used for competitions, the cycleway will be available to the general public for recreational purposes.
Campbelltown City Council  Campbelltown CBD Cycleway Improvements  100,000  213,500  This project will construct new bicycle paths that link existing cycle paths directly into the City Centre, and construct better bicycle parking facilities within the city centre.
Council of the City of Botany Bay  Wentworth Avenue Kerb & Gutter and Shared Cycleway and Footway Construction  454,000  820,000  This project will construct a shared pathway on the southern side of Wentworth Avenue between Sutherland Road, Mascot and Bay Street, Pagewood.  The proposed pathway will be 3m wide and 1500m long. The pathway will link the western precinct and the eastern precinct of Botany Bay Council and provide a safe and direct route for commuters.
Council of the City of Sydney  Accelerated Cycleway Implementation  1.790,000  5,519,182  This project in Alexandria, Rosebery, Zetland,Glebe and Forest Lodge, will fast-track implementation of a two-way on-road separated cyclepath network that will ultimately span 55 kilometres across the City of Sydney.

 

Wollondilly Shire Council Share Cycleway Bridge Street, Thirlmere  90,000  180,000  This project located in Thirlmere, will construct a 1 km concrete shared cycleway on Bridge Street from Thirlmere towards Picton.
   TAS TOTAL  $5,403,695  $12,844,919