Active Transport Funding
Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler for our local community after securing funding through the $117 million Get NSW Active program.
Get NSW Active provides funding for local projects that encourage vibrant centres and liveable neighbourhoods through the creation of street environments that prioritise walking and cycling.
Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said the funding would go towards strengthening active transport in the community, making it easier for people to get from A to B in a way that doesn’t always involve getting in the car.
“Not only does active transport give people options on how they want to get around, but it really lifts community spirit to see families, groups and individuals walking and cycling around,” Mr Henskens said.
“The projects that have been funded include:
- $194,338 for a wombat crossing in Lady Game Drive, Killara
- $165,563 for a wombat crossing at Eastern Road and Tennyson Avenue, Turramurra
- $146,069 for a wombat crossing and footpath in Bannockburn Road, Pymble
- $145,738 for a wombat crossing in Water Street, Wahroonga
- $130,000 for a new footpath in Kedumba Crescent, North Turramurra
- $90,000 for a new footpath in Westbrook Avenue, Wahroonga
- $70,000 for a new footpath in Congham Road, West Pymble
- $145,738 for a wombat crossing in Bangalla Street, Warrawee
- $145,738 for a wombat crossing in Cleveland Street, Wahroonga
- $145,738 for a wombat crossing in Culworth Avenue, Killara
- $135,825 for a raised pedestrian crossing at Eastern Road and Rohini Street, Turramurra
- $85,000 for a proposed pedestrian refuge island in Campbell Avenue, Normanhurst
“Members of our community will soon see these projects come to life and reap the tangible benefits of an area with a strong active transport infrastructure pipeline.”
The projects will now be progressed and delivered by local councils.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said the third and final tranche of the 2022 program would see $77 million in funding for 161 projects across 45 councils.
“NSW is leading the nation when it comes to investment in new active transport infrastructure, building better footpaths and bike lanes in our cities and regions,” Mr Stokes said.
“More than $18 million has been committed to projects in Western Sydney and $20 million in regional NSW, where we’re seeing a growing demand for infrastructure that helps people walk and cycle safely.
“For children, older people, parents pushing prams or people with disabilities – a street without a footpath isn’t an inconvenience - it’s a barrier to moving freely in public space. That’s why we’ve already opened applications for Get NSW Active 2023 and we’re encouraging all councils to apply now.”
Get NSW Active 2022 received 474 applications from councils across the state with 125 Greater Sydney projects and 158 regional projects receiving funding.
More than $200 million has already been allocated to more than 400 projects over the past five years, including Parramatta Escarpment Boardwalk, Inner West Greenway, the Fernleigh Track linking Lake Macquarie to Newcastle and key segments of the Wagga Wagga Active Travel Plan.
A full list of the successful applicants is available here.