Mar 26, 2010

Three walking tracks open on North Shore

Three walking tracks open on North Shore

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

March 26 2010

Sydney residents now have access to three beautifully upgraded tracks around the North Shore of Sydney Harbour, with the official opening of the upgraded Cremorne Point Foreshore Walk, Bradfield Park Pedestrian Pathway and Primrose Park Walking Track.

Minister for Infrastructure and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, was on hand with North Sydney Council Mayor Genia McCaffery to officially open the pathways.

“The Rudd Labor Government provided $272,000 to the North Sydney Council for the $1.02 million projects from our Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP),” Mr Albanese said.

“The RLCIP is a key part of the Economic Stimulus Plan and is delivering local jobs in communities across Australia by building infrastructure for the long term.”

“Importantly, 40 jobs were supported during construction of these three pathways, providing a boost to the local economy.

“The Foreshore Walk Upgrade at Cremorne Point provides magnificent panoramic views of Sydney Harbour and the works mean that the pathway is now safer and more accessible for parents with prams.

“Along with the Bradfield and Primrose Park pathways, the Foreshore Walk will provide better recreational facilities for visitors and the local community.

“In partnership with every council in the country, the Rudd Labor is delivering more than 3,300 small and larger scale building projects like these, including new and refurbished public libraries, sporting facilities, parks, playgrounds and child care centres.

“In fact, we’re making the largest single investment in community infrastructure in the nation’s history through the RLCIP.

“I congratulate the North Sydney Council and the local community for helping deliver these three important projects,” Mr Albanese concluded.