Council accepts funding for Active Travel Stage 2
Published: 10 Nov 2020 11:10am
The expansion of the city’s Active Travel shared pathway network was secured tonight (9 November 2020) with Wagga Wagga City Council accepting almost $3.8M in funding towards the second stage of the project.
Stage 2 of the project identifies additional routes to the city’s Central Business District and other popular destinations such as shopping centres.
Additional grant funding will be required to complete all of the cycling network identified in Stage 2 of the Active Travel Project.
Council’s Strategic Asset Planner Ben Creighton said staff have started detailed planning on the initial scope of works to be delivered under the funding.
“Indicative routes for future implementation have been identified,” Mr Creighton said.
“However, it is proposed the actual routes to be constructed under the allocated funding will be determined in consultation with stakeholders.
“Criteria to be considered includes connectivity along the route, construction costs and the buildability of each route.
“We are currently still completing the first stage of Active Travel, so we have plenty to consider in planning this stage of the project.”
The total allocation of funding for the initial links of Stage 2 Active Travel is $3,927,583 with $3,797,077 to be funded from the NSW Cycling Infrastructure Fund and the remaining $130,506 to be funded from Council’s developer contributions.
ATP BUDGET FACTS:
Project budget $12.8M
NSW Government $11.35M
Wagga Wagga City Council $1.45M
STAGE 2 (initial works)
Project budget $3.92M
NSW Government $3.79M
Wagga Wagga City Council $130K