Wollongong City Council has welcomed the announcement first round of regional investment into cycling infrastructure through the Wollongong 2022 Legacy Partnership Program.
The program supports projects in the lead-up to Wollongong’s UCI Road World Championships which are coming to the city in September 2022.
Council has worked with the Legacy Committee on the development of a legacy plan and regional priorities.
We will join with our local government neighbours to develop a Regional Cycling Strategy, led by the Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation, to provide a strategic framework for the development of a strategy that will support cycling tourism in the region. This strategy will look at opportunities to link networks across local government area borders, events and would compliment our draft Cycling Strategy, which is being considered by Council next Monday night.
Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM said the funding announcement yesterday was great news and came at a time when cycling was front of mind for many people.
“We’ve certainly seen a dramatic growth in the interest of cycling, and people’s desire to get out on their bikes, over the past few months,” he said.
“This Legacy program provides the opportunity for people to seek funding support for projects that will benefit the whole community and this announcement I am sure will be welcome news to many.
“Congratulations to the six recipients of the funding, which includes the Illawarra Cycling Club in its application for improvements to the Unanderra facility. This is great news for our community who have a keen interest in cycling.”
Council will continue to support the Legacy Committee and will be considering opportunities in Round 2.