Apr 23, 2019

Media Release – $15 million for Central Coast shared pathways from Labor’s new national fund – Tuesday, 23 April 2019

A Shorten Labor Government would invest $15 million in Central Coast shared pathways to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians on the Tuggerawong Pathway, the Mannering Park Foreshore Route and the Avoca Kincumber Loop.

This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the local infrastructure communities need, or more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos .

Investing in this network of shared pathways will make it easier for locals and tourists to enjoy the Central Coast’s great outdoor lifestyle, improving public amenities and safety at the same time.

The $15 million in funding would be sourced from Labor’s $260 million National Bike Paths Strategy, which has also been announced today and would provide the largest ever investment in shared pathways from the Federal Government.

This will complement the Central Coast Council’s substantial commitment to invest in its Bike Plan.

The Central Coast has a number of popular shared pathways around its lakes, beaches and foreshores. This additional investment would allow a Shorten Labor Government to build on this network and fill in missing links.

These projects have already been identified by the Central Coast Council as priorities and a Shorten Labor Government will ensure they are delivered.

Community groups, including the Tuggerawong Pathway Group and the Avoca Community Association, have also called for more investment in local shared pathways.

Federal Labor has listened to this feedback and looks forward to working with the community and Central Coast Council to ensure the region has the world-class shared pathway network it deserves.