City of Rockingham secures $325,000 grant for Rae Road shared path project
In welcome news for pedestrians and cyclists, the City of Rockingham has obtained a $325,000 grant to put towards stage one of a shared path along Rae Road.
The shared path will be about 7km long once complete, starting at Rockingham station and running along Rae Road, Garden Island Highway and Safety Bay Road towards the Esplanade on the Rockingham foreshore.
Stage one will deliver 1.5km of the shared use path, beginning at Rockingham station.
This funding from the Department of Transport follows the city securing $75,000 for the project’s design last year.
The department grant will cover half of the project cost, with the city contributing the other half.
Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin said the project was a key part of the city’s long term network cycle plan.
“This new shared path will be a crucial east-west link that connects pedestrians and cyclists with several facilities and attractions in Rockingham,” Ms Hamblin said.
“Once complete, community members will be able to travel from Rockingham station all the way to the Safety Bay Road/Point Peron Road intersection.”
The path will connect the station to Point Peron, Lake Richmond, Rockingham and Safety Bay foreshores and several schools.
Ms Hamblin thanked the Department of Transport for its contribution and encouraged the public to give their feedback.
“As part of the design process, we are seeking input into the project and how it can best serve the community and we encourage residents to share their thoughts on the design,” she said.
To provide feedback, head to the ‘Share your thoughts’ section of the City of Rockingham website.
Public comment will close on Monday, May 30, with construction of the first stage of the shared path to begin in 2022-23.
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