Active Travel Officer gets green light

Published on Tuesday, 28 March 2023 at 12:13:33 PM

A dedicated Active Travel Officer is one step closer to hitting the pavement in the City of Greater Geraldton thanks to funding from the State Government.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn was pleased to announce the application had been successful.

“It’s wonderful news to learn the application we made in November to the Department of Transport’s WA Bike Network Grants Program has been successful,” he said.

“Receiving $112,500 over three years to fund 50% of a fulltime position is a windfall for the local community.

“The popularity of active transport such as bikes, scooters and e-rideables only continues to increase, so it’s timely we can now get moving on streamlining projects and programs.”

The Active Travel Officer role will coordinate internal City processes and liaise with community and advocacy groups regarding active travel infrastructure.

The position will also facilitate active travel to school initiatives in conjunction with State Government agencies.

The Active Travel Officer category is a recent addition to the Department of Transport’s WA Bike Network Grants Program and is designed to help address congestion, improve health outcomes and increase participation in active transport in local communities.

The City will also contribute $142,500 over the three year period to support the position.

More information about how interested candidates can apply will be released through the City’s recruitment channels in coming weeks.

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