Middleton Grange community to benefit from new entry point to M7 Shared Path

Mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun today announced that a new entry point to the M7 Shared Path at Middleton Drive will benefit residents in Middleton Grange and surrounding communities for many years to come.

Open for public use from 21 June 2022, the new entry point on the M7 Shared Path will be integrated into surrounding pedestrian and cycle networks, connecting Middleton Grange to Parramatta in the West, Camden Valley Way in the East, and the M5 Cycleway Network.

Initiated by Liverpool City Council in direct response to the needs of the community, Mayor Mannoun said the link will deliver important health, recreational and transport improvements to Middleton Grange and surrounding areas.

“We’re delighted to deliver this new entry point to the M7 Shared Path at Middleton Grange which will help improve liveability among residents in the Liverpool Local Government Area, while seamlessly connecting them to surrounding areas.”

“Users will benefit from an alternative transport and recreational route, gaining access to employment hubs such as Norwest and Eastern Creek, as well as the Western Sydney Parklands which is home to more than 60 kilometres of tracks and trails,” Mayor Mannoun said.

Mayor Mannoun also acknowledged the ongoing support of Westlink M7 without which this project would not have been possible.

“Westlink M7 was pleased to work with Liverpool City Council to provide a further entry point to the Westlink M7 Shared Path at Middleton Drive,” Executive General Manager for Westlink M7, Ian Whitfield said.

“Enabling residents to safely access the Shared Path greatly improves active travel opportunities for the residents of Middleton Grange.”

The Westlink M7 Shared Path stretches nearly 40 kilometres from Prestons to Baulkham Hills, running alongside the Westlink M7, separated from road traffic.

“This is just another example of how Council is working hard to respond to the needs of the community now and into the future,” Mayor Mannoun said.

Liverpool City Council has also commenced investigation and design works for a future connection between Middleton Drive and Aviation Road. This project will also include the design of a new pedestrian and cycling share way bridge, linking the newly finished shared path at Middleton Drive to the M7 Shared Path, providing further connectivity options for the community.

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