Granville MP Tony Issa announced today that the NSW Government would fund projects in Western Sydney as part of a plan to promote walking and cycling across the state.
Mr Issa said the funding was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to invest in active transport as a part of an integrated transport solution.
“Funding will be provided to improve walking and cycling connections in our community which provide a convenient way for people to get to work, school or just enjoy their weekend,” Mr Issa added.
Projects funded in within Granville electorate include:
• Harris Street, Harris Park Raised Crossing –$45,000 funding
• Harris Street, Harris Park Pedestrian Refuge -$30,000 funding
• Clyde Street, Sth Granville Pedestrian Refuge -$55,000 funding
“These projects are good news for our local community and will encourage and enable more people to walk and ride, contributing to a more active, healthy community,” Mr Issa continued.
“Better walking and cycling connections also help to reduce congestion on our roads and ease pressure on public transport.
“We know more community members will walk and cycle if they have a convenient route to use.”
The NSW Government’s vision for walking and cycling was set out in Sydney’s Walking Future and Sydney’s Cycling Future, which prioritise connections close to major centres.