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Shared footpath connecting Drummond Cove and City of Geraldton cycling network completed in $1.8m project

Anna CoxMidwest Times
Premier Roger Cook and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti are joined by Tania Lawrence (pictured) and Michelle Roberts as they turn the sod on the new Midland train station.
Camera IconPremier Roger Cook and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti are joined by Tania Lawrence (pictured) and Michelle Roberts as they turn the sod on the new Midland train station. Credit: Ian Munro/The West Australian

A shared footpath connecting Drummond Cove to the City of Greater Geraldton’s cycling network has been completed after requests for it began 13 years ago.

The $1.8 million project forms part of the State Government’s $4.9m commitment to expand Geraldton’s cycling network by 8.3km.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said: “Delivering better connected towns and cities is a top priority for our government and it’s fantastic to see another important project delivered for the people of Geraldton.”

The 3.5km long asphalt path was built on the west side of Chapman Road and connects to the existing pathway at Corallina Quays in Sunset Beach and the new shared path on Glenfield Beach Drive.

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Stage one was completed in 2022 with a shared path built between Hillview Drive and Chapman Road.

Stage three is at design phase and will be a shared path built along Brand Highway from Tarcoola Beach to Cape Burney.

Member for Geraldton Lara Dalton said: “Better connecting our city with more shared paths was an election commitment for our government and to see the expansion rolling out is an exciting outcome for our community.”

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn added: “Thanks to generous funding from the State Government this community aspiration has finally become reality and it is very rewarding to see people using it every day.”

The project became one of the City’s top priorities in 2018, as part of its 2050 Cycling Strategy.

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