Construction of Chapman Road Shared Path begins

Published on Tuesday, 2 May 2023 at 8:43:27 AM

The City of Greater Geraldton’s active transport network is expanding by an additional 3.5kms with the construction of the long-awaited Chapman Road Shared Path between Sunset Beach and Drummond Cove now underway.

The 3m wide red asphalt shared path, along the west side of Chapman Road, will connect the existing shared paths at Corallina Quays and Glenfield Beach Drive.

The path will provide a safe cycling route for commuters, school children and tourists and will improve connectivity to accommodation, beach attractions and schools.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the aspirational project is more than ten years in the making.

“Requests for a cycle path that would run the full north-south length of the City started back in 2010 during the 2029 and Beyond community consultations,” he said.

“Over the years the community’s desire for an off-road shared path connecting Drummond Cove, the City’s northern most suburb, to the City’s cycle network never wavered and it became one of the top priorities in the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy.

“Thanks to generous funding from the State Government this aspirational cycling project is about to become reality.”

The $1.8 million project is 100% funded by the State Government as part of its Cycling Election Commitments package.

Construction of the Chapman Road Shared Path, which will be separated from the road, will be undertaken by local contractor Red Dust Holdings.

The estimated date of completion is June 2023.

The Chapman Road Shared Path is the second stage of the Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project. The first stage, the Glenfield Beach Drive Shared Path was completed in December 2022.

For more information on the project visit the City’s website.

Road sign announcing construction begin

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