The WA Liberals have dedicated a share of $500,000 to planning a shared biking path across the Peel-Harvey Estuary forward of the state election in March.
The funding pledge comes on the again of an total $81.3 million promise from the opposition to spend money on biking tourism round state.
WA Liberal chief and Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup introduced to dedication on Sunday, saying it will assist the fast progress of biking throughout WA.
“Biking is a superb exercise for households and pals to get pleasure from collectively and the Liberals are dedicated to supporting and investing on this initiative to create a safer, smarter as we speak for a greater, brighter tomorrow,” he mentioned.
“WA is the primary state for biking per capita, with 400,000 West Australians driving a motorcycle every week.
“The previous 12 months has seen an excellent greater uptake within the variety of folks biking with a survey between April and June final 12 months discovering an additional 77,000 West Australians have been driving bikes in comparison with the identical time the earlier 12 months.
“The Liberal Social gathering recognises a complete biking plan is necessary to assist this progress by enhancing biking paths, including new biking tourism sights, and investing in bike coaching for main college college students to maintain them protected.”
The funding for the proposed estuary path is allotted to go towards planning for the venture.
Nevertheless it wasn’t the one Peel-based initiative to function within the Liberals’ dedication, with the occasion additionally pledging $1 million to fund the Byford Path Centre and unlock additional tourism alternatives for the Serpentine-Jarrahdale space.
An extra $2.3 million would go in direction of upgrades of assorted mountain bike trails round WA.
Shadow Minister for Transport Libby Mettam mentioned the funding increase create jobs and scale back highway site visitors congestion.
“The Liberals consider biking is a crucial a part of our state’s transport community and we can’t simply be focussing on rail,” she mentioned.
“Our biking plan will embody a further $30 million to funds already dedicated in direction of the PSP community that runs alongside the Mitchell and Kwinana Freeways.
“An extra $500,000 will probably be spent on enterprise planning for the Veloway Connector in addition to the shared path across the Peel-Harvey estuary.”