Shire of Goomalling

Grant Success - Regional Bike Network

Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 at 9:55:26 AM

GRANT SUCCESS – REGIONAL BIKE NETWORK  

We are pleased to inform you that the Shire of Goomalling has been successful in securing the following grant funding through the Department of Transport:

  • $18,500 in 2020-21 for design and construction of the Goomalling New Pathway Program - Bowen Street project
  • $14,500 in 2021-22 for the design and construction of the Goomalling New Pathway Program - High Street project

Construction of new pathways was identified in Council's Bike Plan (2009).  The project will be carried out over the next five financial years commencing 2020/21 to complete the 5 identified pathways.

Bowen Street was identified as a key route to Goomalling Primary School from the eastern side of town as well as linking the hospital to the bicycle network. The design and construction of a 2.5m wide concrete shared pathway between the Forrest St and Hoddy St intersection is planned for the 2020/21 financial year.

The proposed project will result in safer connection from the residential area to Goomalling Primary School and Goomalling Hospital.

The second stage of the pathways project is the portion of High Street between Throssell St and James St. High Street was identified as a key route to Goomalling Swimming Pool and Caravan Park; as well as the recreation ground for those residing on the south western end of Throssell Street. This project completes the bicycle network in the central street of the townsite.

Bike Plan Review

Council is currently also in the process of reviewing its Bike Plan (2009) for the Goomalling town site. We will be undertaking additional community consultation in the development of an updated Bike Plan in the remainder of 2019/20.

Planning is an essential prerequisite to attract future funding through the Department of Transport funding pool. The Bike Plan will aim to address gaps in the shared pathway network throughout town, ensure connectivity to schools, recreation and shopping precincts.

Media Contact: Tahnee Bird, Community Development Officer

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