New pedestrian and bike path planned for Carnarvon receives funding approval

Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2022 at 7:43:41 AM

The design and construction of a new shared path for pedestrians and bicycles will move forward with funding from Department of Transport (DoT) and the Shire of Carnarvon.


The DoT grant is valued at a maximum of $53,750 accounting for 50% of the project budget. Acceptance of the grant by Council has required a matching contribution for the same amount of $53,750, which was allocated in the Council’s draft 2022-23 budget.


The new pedestrian and cycling path, formally known as the Carnarvon Community College Shared Path, will be located on Gascoyne Road and will improve cyclist and pedestrian access to the college.


Shire President Eddie Smith said he is pleased that the planned works can go ahead which will benefit Carnarvon residents, college students, and visitors alike. “Infrastructure projects such as this are vital for the community and to improve access for various commuters,” he said.


“This will be a welcome addition to Carnarvon and highlights both the commitment from the state government and Council on improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors and for the safety of our children.”


The grant has been allocated from the West Australian Bicycle Network program, which provides financial support for a range of bicycle infrastructure projects across the state. The shared path project is aligned with the strategies and desired outcomes outlined in the Shire’s Community Strategic Plan 2018-2028 to develop assets and facilities that support services and meet community needs.


Back to All News