NSW GOVERNMENT FUNDS TWEED WALKING AND CYCLING PROJECTS

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest today announced that pedestrians and cyclists in Tweed will benefit from an extra $520,000 for walkways and shared paths in the state budget.

The extra funds will go to building the Cudgen Creek Boardwalk in Kingscliff.

Mr Provest said the investment would make it easier than ever to get around.

“Projects like these will make a real difference to those who live, work and holiday in our community,” Mr Provest said.

An additional $44,850 has also been made available to construct 6 pedestrian facilities (kerb ramps, kerb blisters and refuges) for Tweed Heads and Kingscliff.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the funding was in addition to a massive $80 million investment in the Cycling Infrastructure Fund.

“The NSW Government is investing an unprecedented amount on active transport infrastructure, making it easier for people who walk or ride to work to do so more safely,” Mr Constance said.

“We are listening to key groups in the community, like Bicycle NSW and Bicycle Networks to prioritise, plan and extend paths all over New South Wales.”