RIDE ON: Mt Perry Shared Cycleway complete
CONSTRUCTION of the Mount Perry Shared Cycleway is now complete.
The project has added an additional 1km of path to the existing path, extending past the current terminus on Annie St to the Health Service on Heusman St.
The cycleway was designed by council, with local business Staib Contracting and Concrete Force constructing the path.
Joint funding with State Government’s Works for Queensland program allowed the original scope of the project to be extended to include a turnaround loop at the end of the path.
“The route of the completed path was already well-utilised by the community and the new path will provide further ease and safety for children to cycle to school in an off-road environment,” mayor Rachel Chambers said.
“We also hope that it encourages members of the community to get cycling.”
Transport and Main Roads minister Mark Bailey said the project was jointly funded by the State Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program, Works for Queensland program and council.
“We know that, on average, every dollar we invest in bike-riding infrastructure will return nearly five dollars in economic benefit to Queenslanders with improved health outcomes, reduced traffic congestion and lower transport costs,” Mr Bailey said.
“I’m pleased to see regional councils like North Burnett joining our commitment to delivering safer facilities for bike riders.”
Cr Chambers thanked the State Government for the investment.