Push to extend cycling network

Council will apply for more than $2.35 million in funding to extend its cycling network.

The State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program allows local governments to work closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads to improve principal cycle networks.

Council will apply for funding to contribute to 50 per cent of the total cost of three projects:

  • High priority route options assessment for Northern Beaches Leisure Trail from Machans Beach to CBD/Aeroglen (total cost $60,000).
  • Construction of a pedestrian bridge across Deep Creek and shared path connections from Clifton Beach to Kewarra Beach as part of the Northern Beaches Leisure Trail (total cost $3.95 million)
  • Construction of Smithfield Canerail (north) shared path Connection, McGregor Road to Smithfield Village Drive along disused rail corridor (total cost $700,000).

This resolution is to be ratified at the next Ordinary Meeting of Council, to be held on 24 February 2021.

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