THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PAT CONROY, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY, SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, MEMBER FOR SHORTLAND
EMMA McBRIDE MP, MEMBER FOR DOBELL
ANNE CHARLTON, CANDIDATE FOR ROBERTSON
$15 MILLION FOR CENTRAL COAST SHARED PATHWAYS FROM LABOR’S NEW NATIONAL FUND
A Shorten Labor Government would invest $15 million in Central Coast shared pathways to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians on the Tuggerawong Pathway, the Mannering Park Foreshore Route and the Avoca Kincumber Loop.
Investing in this network of shared pathways will make it easier for locals and tourists to enjoy the Central Coast’s great outdoor lifestyle, improving public amenity and safety at the same time.
The $15 million in funding would be sourced from Labor’s $260 million National Bike Paths Strategy, which has also been announced today and would provide the largest ever investment in shared pathways from the Federal Government.
This will complement the Central Coast Council’s commitment to invest in its Bike Plan.
While the Central Coast already has a number of popular shared pathways around its lakes, beaches and foreshores, this additional investment would allow a Labor Government to strategically build on this network and fill in missing links.
These projects have already been identified by the Central Coast Council as priorities and a Labor Government will ensure they are delivered.
Community groups, including the Tuggerawong Pathway Group and the Avoca Community Association have also called for more investment in local shared pathways.
Federal Labor has listened to this feedback and looks forward to working with the community and Central Coast Council to ensure the region has the world-class shared pathway network it deserves.
MEDIA CONTACT: LABOR CAMPAIGN MEDIA - 02 9165 8299
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RHYS ZORRO (CHARLTON) 0466180454
ALYSSON WATSON (CONROY) 0432 953 904