The NSW Government is funding the construction of an off-roadshared-use path along Mulgoa and Castlereagh Roads under the NSW Bike Plan, Liberal Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres announced today.
\”This is a welcome addition to other state funded projects to encourage healthy lifestyles and recreational opportunities in Penrith.\” Mr Ayres said today.
\”Local families will benefit from a new north-south corridor for cycling, dog walking and for some, a shortcommute to work.
\”The intention is to create a continuous shared-pathway from Jane Street to Jamison Road, with the potential for extension towards the Glenmore Parkway dependent on Council’s ability to complete the first part of the pathway within the approved allocation.
\”It is important to note that this cycleway will not come at the expense of road capacities. The shared-use path will add to our transport network in Penrith rather than subtract from it.\”
The project will be co-ordinated and built by Penrith City Council, with construction scheduled to begin in early December. The NSW Government has allocated up to $1.5M for these works under the NSW Bike Plan.