Funding announced for bike path to link Ellenbrook and Swan Valley


City of Swan Mayor David Lucas and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti at Gnangara Road. Picture: David Baylis d481240
City of Swan Mayor David Lucas and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti at Gnangara Road. Picture: David Baylis d481240

TRANSPORT Minister Rita Saffioti has announced funding for a cycle path that will link Ellenbrook with the Swan Valley.

The $200,000 State Government grant will enable the City of Swan to build a new 2km shared path along Gnangara Road between Henley Brook Avenue and West Swan Road, allowing cyclists to ride through the Swan Valley to Guildford.

The grant is one of 34 awarded to local governments across the state, totalling $6 million.

Ms Saffioti said the path would help support the growing community.

“This stretch of Gnangara Road has been a missing link for quite some time and will give Ellenbrook and Aveley residents more choice in how they get to school, work or to the iconic Swan Valley,” she said.

“In coming years, the growing community will have many more cycling, public transport and road connections to key employment areas, keeping them safe and saving them more time.”

Swan Mayor David Lucas said the grant was a timely contribution.

“The City of Swan is currently in the process of developing a cycling network, and this $200,000 grant is a timely contribution that will help us expand this network along Gnangara Road,” he said.

“Improving the connectivity and amenity of our communities is a priority for the City, and we welcome the generous commitment that has been made by the McGowan Government.”

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