8 October 2020
$420,000 NSW GRANT FOR THURGOONA SHARED CYCLEWAY
The NSW Government will provide a $420,000 grant to assist Albury City Council deliver a new shared pathway in Thurgoona to promote cycling and walking.
Member for Albury, Justin Clancy said the new shared pathway would make it easier for the community to get around their local area using active transport.
“The grant provided by the NSW Government will help Albury City Council to build a 2.4 kilometre shared path which will connect Thurgoona Drive to Corrys Road and the Albury-Thurgoona Trail.”
“This section will form part of a larger network of shared paths that will make it so much easier for people to travel around Thurgoona using two feet, or two wheels.”
AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack thanked the Government for its support, saying the pathway will form a key link in the rapidly-growing Thurgoona area.
“This addition to our network of shared pathways will not only help to improve transport options, it also supports our vision of creating a healthier, happier and more connected community and we look forward to seeing more people out and about on their bikes or on their feet,” he said.
The creation of this shared pathway is part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that will bring the NSW Government’s total investment to almost $1.1 billion – the largest in the State’s history.
“The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads,” said Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole.
Further information about the project will be available from Albury City Council as work progresses.