Record WA cycling investment continues with latest grants round

  • 74 cycling projects across WA to share $7.6 million in WA Bicycle Network grants
  • State Government partnering with 51 local governments to deliver more than 100km of new paths
  • Part of WA Government’s record $220 million investment in cycling infrastructure over four years
  • Construction also begins to fix the final gap in the Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path 
  • A $7.6 million McGowan Government cycling investment, matched by local governments, will help to build and plan for more than 100 kilometres of new paths across Western Australia.

    The latest cycling investment will be delivered over the next two years through the WA Bicycle Network Grants Program and provides 74 grants to 51 local governments who have applied for funding.

    The grants program assists local governments with the planning, design and construction of cycling infrastructure, and is part of the McGowan Government’s record $220 million cycling infrastructure roll out.

    The $7.6 million in WA Bicycle Network grants is split between metropolitan and regional WA, supporting connections to schools, tourism and community hubs.

    In Perth, $3.77 million has been allocated to 23 projects including:

    • Continuing the Railway Parade Shared Path from William Street to Ladywell Street in the City of Gosnells;
    • Continuing the Canning Route 2 to connect Cannington to Willetton in the City of Canning;
    • New protected bicycle lanes along Archer and Mint Streets in the Town of Victoria Park. 

    Regionally, $3.83 million will support 51 projects, stretching from Esperance in the south to Kununurra in the north. They include:

    • The Bandy Creek Road shared path from Fisheries Road to Bandy Creek in the Shire of Esperance;
    • The Northlink to Muchea shared path connection in the Shire of Chittering;
    • The Wilson Street shared path project in the Town of Port Hedland. 

    Separately, the McGowan Government has also reached a new milestone on its PSP expansion program, with work now underway to complete the final gap in the Kwinana Freeway PSP between Perth and Mandurah.

    Completion of the final section of the Kwinana Freeway PSP between Leach Highway and Cranford Avenue will create 74 kilometres of high quality, uninterrupted path between Perth and Mandurah.

    The $16 million project is being undertaken by local company Georgiou and includes a new underpass beneath the Cranford Avenue on-ramp to the freeway northbound, allowing people walking and riding to travel safely under busy Cranford Avenue.

    Perth-based Advanteering Civil Engineers has also started the latest extension of the Fremantle Line Principal Shared Path – a $5.1 million project from Victoria Street Station to North Fremantle Station.

    The further 2.1 kilometres of path, due for completion in mid-2021, will improve safety and connectivity between Fremantle and the Perth CBD as well as destinations in between.

    As stated by Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

    “In the past year we have seen cycling participation increase dramatically and the McGowan Government is building the infrastructure to match.

    “The WA Bicycle Network grants allow us to partner with local governments to deliver grassroots connections – to local schools, tourism attractions, town centres and more.

    “As we have seen with our record investment in cycling infrastructure – when we put the paths in place, habits change and people use them.

    “This funding injection into WA’s bike network will help ensure infrastructure is continuous across local government boundaries and provides enhanced recreational, commuter and tourism cycling experiences for residents and visitors to WA.

    “The WA Government continues to invest in our bicycle network at record rates, with $7.6 million in WA Bicycle Network grant funding to be shared across 74 metropolitan and regional cycling projects around the State as part of our $220 million commitment to cycling and walking infrastructure over the next four years.”

    2021-22 / 2022-23 PERTH BIKE NETWORK GRANTS

    ApplicantProject nameFunding Allocation
    2021-222022-23
    City of Gosnells Railway Parade Shared Path – William Street to Ladywell Street$366,500
    City of Kalamunda Berkshire Dundas Shared Path $306,000
    City of Kwinana Gilmore Ave Shared Path$366,300
    City of RockinghamEnnis Ave Shared Path $200,000
    VariousInstallation of bike counters$25,000$25,000
    Your Move (DoT)Connecting Schools $100,000$100,000
    City of FremantleHampton Road Bike Lanes$15,000
    City of ArmadaleRanford Road (bet Balannup Rd & Tonkin Hwy)$50,565
    City of BayswaterCity of Bayswater Local Bike Plan$35,000
    City of CanningRoute 2: Cannington – Willetton$268,453$200,000
    City of GosnellsCity of Gosnells Local Bike Plan$15,000$15,000
    City of JoondalupCoastal Path Widening$20,000
    City of JoondalupEddystone Avenue Shared Path$10,000
    City of KwinanaGilmore Ave Shared Path Stage 2$27,000
    City of MandurahFalcon – Coastal Shared Path$30,000
    City of MelvilleMurdoch Drive Extension South Shared Path$154,058$308,116
    City of Rockingham Rae Road Shared Path$75,000
    City of South PerthDavilak Crescent to Curtin University$50,000
    City of StirlingMirrabooka Ave Shared Path $50,000
    City of VincentCity of Vincent Local Bike Plan$30,000
    City of VincentSummers Claisebrook Cycle Path$12,500
    City of WannerooHudson Ave Girrawheen Ave Wade Ct – Shared Path Project$125,000$150,000
    Town of Bassendean Second Ave/Wilson St$32,000
    Town of CottesloeEric Street: Marine Pde to Curtin Ave$30,000
    Town of Victoria ParkArcher/Mint Protected Bicycle Lane$377,270$452,730

    2021-22 / 2022-23 REGIONAL BIKE NETWORK GRANTS

    ApplicantProject nameFunding Allocation
    2021-222022-23
    City of BunburySW Hwy (Grant Smith Ent) to Dodson Rd (Beddingfield St) shared path$100,000$-
    City of KarrathaBayview Road Shared Path Stage 6$262,158$-
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverBrookfield Estate Access to Wadandi Track$27,500$-
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverBussell Highway Shared Path Project$54,500$-
    Shire of BroomeConti Foreshore Shared Path$236,106$-
    Shire of ChitteringClune to Brockman Centre Connection$95,757$-
    Shire of CorriginLynch-Kunjin Street Shared Path Connection$42,168$-
    Shire of DandaraganJurien Bay Industrial Area Shared Path$52,500$-
    Shire of GoomallingGoomalling New Pathway Program – High Street$14,500$-
    Shire of ManjimupBurma Road, Pemberton$37,500$-
    Shire of MorawaShared Pathway Construction – Various$31,230$-
    Shire of Three SpringsSlaughter Street Shared Pathway$46,000$-
    Shire of Victoria PlainsBolgart Shared Path Project$15,009$-
    Shire of Wongan-BalliduShire of Wongan-Ballidu (SOWB) Bike Plan$32,375$-
    Shire of YorkShared Use Path, Henrietta & Forrest Streets$105,000$-
    VariousRegional 2050 Cycling Strategies$125,000$110,000
    VariousInstallation of bike counters$25,000$25,000
    City of AlbanyRufus, Adelaide and Henry Street Whole Route Design (3 Applications)$15,000
    City of AlbanyMarine Drive – Mounts Access$15,000
    City of AlbanyBay View Drive Shared Path Project$5,000$203,750
    City of BusseltonCauseway Road Shared Path$3,500
    City of Greater GeraldtonCycle Link on Chapman Road (Sunset Beach – Drummond Cove)$50,000
    City of Greater GeraldtonCycle Path on Brand Highway (Tarcoola Beach – Cape Burney)$40,000
    City of Kalgoorlie-BoulderLane Street and Forrest SUP Project$10,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverRedgate Road shared path$3,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverHart Road to Investigator Avenue Shared Path Project$2,000
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverAlbany Terrace to Leeuwin Road Shared Path Project$3,500
    Shire of Augusta Margaret RiverStation Road to Bussell Highway Shared Path Project$55,000
    Shire of CapelSW Hwy Rail Crossing Upgrade$40,000$20,000
    Shire of CarnarvonCarnarvon CBD Shared Space Study$25,000
    Shire of CarnarvonCoral Bay Shared Path to Boat Ramp$15,000$105,000
    Shire of ChitteringNorthlink to Muchea Shared Path Connection$190,500
    Shire of ChitteringStage 3 – Clune Park to Brockman Centre Connection$14,222
    Shire of CorriginCorrigin Bike Plan 2021-2031$12,500
    Shire of DalwallinuDalwallinu Bike Plan$12,500
    Shire of DandaraganCervantes DUP Connectivity 2021-2022/2022-2023$30,000$30,000
    Shire of DardanupForrest Highway Route$22,500
    Shire of DardanupShire of Dardanup Local Bike Plan$19,000
    Shire of East PilbaraExtend Kalgan Drive to Dump Truck (Daniels Drive to GNH)$12,500
    Shire of East PilbaraStojic Road (Mindarra Dr to Calcott St) $7,500$31,000
    Shire of EsperanceBandy Creek Road Shared Path – Fisheries Rd to Bandy Creek$285,000
    Shire of Goomalling Railway Terrace Cycle Lane Project$2,200$5,500
    Shire of Harvey Cathedral Avenue Shared Path$3,167$3,167
    Shire of ManjimupPier Street / Park Avenue, Walpole$50,000
    Shire of MingenewMingenew 10 year Shared Walking/Cycle Path$7,500
    Shire of MorawaGranville Street and Manning Street Shared Path Project$68,394
    Shire of MurrayNorth Pinjarra Shared Path$22,500
    Shire of NannupNannup Southern Approach to Town $91,415$145,000
    Shire of NarembeenBrown & Ada Street Shared Path Projects$50,000
    Shire of RavensthorpeShire of Ravensthorpe Bike Plan$15,000
    Shire of ToodyayReserve Street Shared Path Project$28,000
    Shire of Wyndham East KimberleyKununurra Shared Loop Path – Stage 2$157,000$50,000
    Town of Port HedlandWilson Street Shared Path Project$262,500$437,500

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