Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced construction and planning will begin on new bike and walking paths across the region thanks to a $40 million state-wide investment by the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government.
The Baird Government will fund more than 380 walking and cycling projects across the state to better connect communities, improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and encourage more people to get active.
“I am pleased Baulkham Hills will benefit from this massive funding injection, with West Pennant Hills to benefit from the programme in July,” Mr Elliott said.
$200,000 will be provided by the NSW Government, on a 50-50 funding split basis with The Hills Shire Council, for the installation of a missing pedestrian leg on Coonara Avenue at the existing traffic signals at the intersection of Castle Hill Road and Coonara Avenue, West Pennant Hills.
Mr Elliott said with cycling more popular than ever before and walking trips on the rise, the NSW Government was providing the infrastructure needed to support local communities.
“These projects will provide a huge boost for residents and businesses – completing crucial missing links in the city’s/town’s walking and cycling network, and providing better connections between local suburbs and to public transport hubs,” Mr Elliott said.
“If we want to encourage more people to leave the car at home and get active, we need to provide access to safe, convenient and connected waking and cycling networks.
“This investment is about connecting people and places and making a difference to the way residents move around their communities.”