THE Town of Victoria Park has received a $90,000 grant from the Department of Transport to build an off-road shared path on Rutland Avenue between Oats Street and Welshpool Road in Carlisle.
The grant was received as part of the 2017-2018 WA Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program, which facilitates the provision of a safe and sustainable cycling network across WA.
Construction of this section of the Rutland Avenue shared path will be completed by the end of April 2018 and will help fill part of the missing link of the Perth to Armadale railway line path.
Victoria Park chief executive Anthony Vuleta said the community wanted to see cycling infrastructure in the Town grow and improve.
“This grant enables the Town to deliver a new piece of the Rutland Avenue shared path, bringing us closer to having a continuous path through the area,” he said.
“We want the Town to be a place with sustainable, safe and convenient transport options.”
The Town is also working with the City of South Perth to deliver a comprehensive bike plan.