Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott today announced a major boost to walking and cycling connections in The Hills thanks to a $39 million state-wide investment by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.
More than 300 walking and cycling projects across the state are being funded to provide more opportunities for people to cycle and walk, better connect communities, improve safety for pedestrians and bicycle riders, and encourage more people to get active.
“I am pleased Baulkham Hills will benefit from this funding injection, with $350,000 going towards a 1.5 kilometre shared cycling track from the Windsor Road entrance to Torry Burn reserve, along Windsor Road through to the Seven Hills Road intersection,” Mr Elliott said.
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.”
Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services will now work with local councils across the state on the delivery of each project.
For further information on projects to be delivered, visit rms.nsw.gov.au/cycling
Projects selected for the walking and cycling program are identified through a nomination process open to Councils and NSW Government.
The NSW Government has delivered more than $180 million worth of cycleways and walking upgrades over the last five years.