Have your say on shared path to Drummond Cove

Published on Thursday, 5 May 2022 at 12:09:07 PM

All cycling, walking, jogging and skating enthusiasts are invited to have their say on the draft plan for the Drummond Cove to Sunset Beach shared path.

The second stage of the Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project will see a $1.4 million State Government investment into a high-quality, 3.5 kilometre shared path along Chapman Road, catering to users of all ages and abilities.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn is pleased the draft plan for the long-awaited project is finally coming together.

“An off-road shared path connecting Drummond Cove, the City’s northern most suburb, to our cycling network is one of the top priorities in the Geraldton 2050 Cycling Strategy,” he said.

“The draft plan connects the recently completed shared path at Corallina Quays in Sunset Beach along the west side of Chapman Road to the soon to be built path along Glenfield Beach Drive in Drummond Cove.

“This project has been years in the making and we want your feedback to make sure we get it right.”

Minister for Transport, Rita Saffioti emphasised the McGowan Government’s commitment to delivering top quality walking and riding infrastructure in Geraldton, and around the State.

“This was a key commitment of the local member Lara Dalton and over the next two years we will be transforming the Geraldton cycling network with an additional 8.3 kilometres of high-quality shared paths for riding and walking to be constructed.

“The Drummond Cove to Sunset Beach project has the potential to showcase some of the area’s best natural landscapes while also forming an important recreational asset for the community.”

Community members interested in providing their feedback can view the plan online here

Hard copies of the plan and feedback forms are also available at the City Civic Centre on 63 Cathedral Avenue.

A Community Drop-In Session regarding the project will also be held from 9am-11am on Saturday 14 May 2022 at the John Batten Community Hall in Drummond Cove.

The deadline to have your say is 9.00am on Monday, 30 May 2022.

The $4.24 million Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project is 100 per cent State funded and a McGowan Government election commitment.

More on the Chapman Road Shared Path project here

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