Transport grants to help deliver shared pathways

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons on Newbridge Road, where the shared pathway will be extended.
Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons on Newbridge Road, where the shared pathway will be extended.

The state government will provide more than $1.7 million in grants to assist Liverpool Council deliver around 1.5 kilometres of shared pathways to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to move around the area.

Holsworthy MP Melanie Gibbons said the grants will help to provide a 2.5-metre wide shared path along the northern side of Newbridge Road between Holly Ave and Epsom Rd in Chipping Norton.

"This will allow for the full connection of Chipping Norton, along Newbridge Road, from Rickard Road down to Epsom Road," Ms Gibbons said.

"The works will also include service adjustments, installation of bicycle lanterns, construction of pram ramps, signage and linemarking on Newbridge Road at the intersections of Stockton Avenue and Nuwarra Road making in safer for cyclists and pedestrians."

The grants will also help deliver the continuation of the Hume Highway shared path between the M5 and Reilly Street and a shared path on the western side of Governor Macquarie Drive from Newbridge Road to Alfred Road Chipping Norton.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance said: "The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads and public transport."