Swan Valley bike paths to be funded by State and Federal grants

Swan Valley bike paths to be funded by State and Federal grants

THE STATE and Federal Governments will fund $50,000 towards new cycle paths and upgrades in the Swan Valley in an attempt to boost tourism.

The funding partnership is part of the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program and will include an additional $50,000 from the City of Swan.

The funding will be used to engage a consultant to plan, consult and investigate appropriate interpretation for cycle and walk trails.

Federal MP Ken Wyatt said the new trails would also include new visitor signage to educate visitors on the Swan Valley’s unique multicultural story.

He said the new paths would help boost local businesses thanks to improved tourism.

“The Swan Valley Multicultural Cycle Walk Signage Trails project’s goal is to create walk and cycle tourism trails that celebrate the regions multicultural story for the benefit of all those visiting and running businesses in the Swan Valley,” he said.

Tourism Minister Paul Papalia said it was fantastic to see the program helping to make WA a more attractive place for tourists.

“As part of the 2017-18 State Budget the Swan Valley is set to receive $1.4 million for a co-ordinated and sustained tourism strategy in a bid to bring more visitors to the region and provide a major boost for local jobs,” he said.

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