Communities in 37 WA local government areas will benefit from $9.6 million in funding announced in the latest round of the State’s Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program.
The funding round, announced late last month, will assist 47 new projects delivered over the next two years, comprising the equivalent of approximately 38 kilometres of paths and other infrastructure to improve the safety, connectivity and accessibility of active travel networks across WA.
“This investment initiative assists local governments with the planning, design and delivery of active transport infrastructure, supporting people of all ages and abilities to walk, wheel and ride as part of their everyday journeys and experiences,” the WA Government says in a statement.
“In the metropolitan area, $5.2 million has been committed towards 13 new projects, while regional areas will receive a share in $4.4 million to deliver 34 projects.
“Combined with already committed projects and related initiatives, this brings the total WABN Grants Program commitment to $12.9 million, which includes the delivery of 62km of paths across 63 projects over 2023-24 and 2024-25.”