Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler in Temora after securing funding through the $117 million Get NSW Active program.
Get NSW Active provides funding for local projects that encourage vibrant centres and liveable neighbourhoods through the creation of street environments that prioritise walking and cycling.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the funding would go towards strengthening active transport in the community, making it easier for people to get from A to B in a way that doesn’t always involve getting in the car.
“Not only does active transport give people options on how they want to get around, but it really lifts community spirit to see families, groups and individuals walking and cycling around,” Ms Cooke said.
Projects that have been funded include:
- Construct a footpath on the eastern side of Aurora Street, from Anzac Street to Polaris Street – $55,000
- Construct new footpath on the eastern side of Crowley Street, between Polaris Street and Grey Street – $55,000
“Members of our community will soon see these projects come to life and reap the very real benefits of an area that has a strong active transport infrastructure pipeline.”
These projects will now be progressed and delivered by Temora Shire Council.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said the third and final tranche of the 2022 program would see $77 million in funding for 161 projects across 45 councils.
“For children, older people, parents pushing prams or people with disabilities – a street without a footpath isn’t an inconvenience – it’s a barrier to moving freely in public space,” Mr Stokes said. A full list of successful applicants please visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/walking-and-cycling-program