Bike path plan to break ground in early 2022

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Location of the future off road shared path on the west side of Chapman Road path heading north from Sunset Beach to Drummond Cove.
Camera IconLocation of the future off road shared path on the west side of Chapman Road path heading north from Sunset Beach to Drummond Cove. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton/RegionalHUB

Construction on a shared path connecting outer Geraldton suburbs is expected to start early next year.

All up, 8.3km of bike and footpaths is planned between Drummond Cove and Cape Burney as part of the City of Greater Geraldton’s 2050 Cycling Strategy.

“At the last election, the State Government recognised the importance of expanding the City’s cycling network and committed $4.3 million towards the two projects,” Mayor Shane Van Styn said.

“Thanks to their generous funding, these shared paths have been fast tracked for delivery much earlier than expected.”

Stage one will see a 3-metre wide, 360-metre long path built along Glenfield Beach road to Chapman Road.

Stage two, expected to begin construction in late 2022, will connect Drummond Cove with Sunset Beach with a $1.4 million path along the coast.

Cape Burney will be connected by a 4.5km stretch along Brand Highway from Tarcoola Beach.

“This project will enable Geraldton locals the opportunity to ride or walk to school, work or the local shops, and provides visitors to the region with a new option to explore the city safely,” Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said.

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