Ku-ring-gai Supported to Get Active
The community of the Ku-ring-gai Electorate will have more options to get to work, school and explore their local community through the NSW Government’s $110 million Get NSW Active program.
Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC welcomes the area being among the beneficiaries of $40M in funding to further experience the community in a healthy, sustainable way.
“This is a fantastic outcome for the community that means we are a step closer to building projects that will deliver better connections for locals,” Mr Henskens said.
“We want everyone to have access to all the wonderful things that the Ku-ring-gai Electorate has to offer. The best way to do that is to get out on foot or on your bike and take it all in while enjoying the outdoors.”
The projects that have been funded include the following design projects:
- A $135,000 investment in a two-way, separated cycleway and road rehabilitation on Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra.
- A $62,000 investment in a shared user path with upgraded lighting along the rail corridor from Cherry Street to Rohini Street, Turramurra.
- A $48,000 investment in a shared user path with retaining walls, pedestrian fencing, line marking and signage on Kissing Point Road, Turramurra.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said there were hundreds of applications for Get NSW Active across the Six Cities.
“More than $40M in funding for projects right across NSW will provide families with choice on how they’re going to get to school or work, their local park or shops or even the beach, giving them the chance to leave the car at home and leave more money in hip-pockets,” Mr Stokes said.
“The evidence is clear that investing in Active Transport infrastructure makes local communities happier, healthier and more productive.”
The projects will now be progressed by the relevant local council and the community will be kept up to date as the planning progresses.
Four tranches will be announced throughout the year with a total investment of $110 million NSW-wide.
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 and Newcastle Light Rail Shared Path Stages 2 & 3.
List of Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 Successful Applicants are published here.