Corowa, Howlong and Mulwala receive Active Transport Funding

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Walking and cycling are set to get safer and simpler in Corowa, Howlong and Mulwala 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 Albury Justin Clancy 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 does not 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 Clancy said.

“This is part of what makes a great community – a place where people can enjoy being active and find it easy to participate and get involved in sport, cultural events, shopping and just keeping in touch.

The projects that have been funded include:

  • $186,339 for Corowa – Wanstead St – John St to Dawe St Shared Path: to provide 760m of 2.0m shared path on south side of Wanstead St from John St to Dawe St. Install 2 x kerb ramps.
  • $103,204 for Howlong – Golf Club Drive Shared Path: to provide 380m section of 2.0m sealed concrete shared path on south side of Golf Club Dr to link with existing footpath at Read St. Install 4 x pipe culvert ramps.
  • $65,384 for Howlong – Larmer St – Shared Path: to provide 220m section of 2.0m sealed concrete shared path on east side of Larmer St from Pell St to Kennedy St to link with existing footpath in Larmer St at Public School (southern end) to residential area (northern end). Install 4 x pipe culvert ramps.
  • $59,474 for Mulwala – Inglis St – Shared Path: to provide 195m section of 2.0m shared path on south-west side of Inglis St from Murray St to link with existing footpath at Railway Crossing and beyond to Romney St. Install 2 x kerb ramps at Murray St and 2 x kerb ramps on Inglis St for access to residents of Mulwala Lifestyle Village.

“Members of our community will soon see these projects come to life and reap the very real benefits of an area that has a strong active transport infrastructure pipeline.”

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke said Council was very appreciative of the funding which totaled $414,000 for the Federation Council Local Government Area.

“This is announcement is warmly welcomed by Council and I know it will also be well received by our community,” he said.

“We thank the NSW State Government for their ongoing support and we look forward to delivering footpath works under this fund across our towns of Corowa, Howlong and Mulwala.”

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 ad 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.

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