Consultants appointed to expand cycling network to connect Drummond Cove to Cape Burney

Geraldton Guardian
The site of a future off road shared path from Sunset Beach to Drummond Cove.
Camera IconThe site of a future off road shared path from Sunset Beach to Drummond Cove. Credit: City of Greater Geraldton

Plans to connect Drummond Cove and Cape Burney via off-road shared paths are a step closer with the appointment of a consultant tasked with linking these outer suburbs to the cycling path network.

Engineering consultants Cardno, a company with more than 70 years civil engineering experience, will design the 4km-long, 2.5m-wide path from Drummond Cove to Sunset Beach and complete a feasibility study and concept designs for a shared path from Cape Burney to Tarcoola Beach.

Construction works will be managed by the City of Greater Geraldton.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said he was grateful for the State Government’s support in getting the projects off the ground.

“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,” he said.

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

The Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy identifies the Drummond Cove to Sunset Beach shared path as a priority project in the Geraldton cycling network.

The path will enable Drummond Cove locals to commute safely to Sunset Beach and beyond.

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