New shared cycle-walk paths in shire to be built with help of $265,000 in state government grants

The existing path next to Dunningham Park will become a safer shared cycle-walk route. Picture: John Veage
The existing path next to Dunningham Park will become a safer shared cycle-walk route. Picture: John Veage

New shared cycle-walk paths will be built at North Cronulla and Miranda with the help of state government grants totalling $265,000.

The existing path next to Dunningham Park on Elouera Road, from the corner of Mitchell Road to Peryman Square, will be made into a much safer route for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Cronulla Centre and Bate Bay foreshore;

The other new path will be on the eastern side of Kiora Road, from President Avenue to Karimbla Road, Miranda.

State MPs Mark Speakman (Cronulla) and Eleni Petinos (Miranda) said the grants would assist Sutherland Shire Council to deliver improvements to encourage more walking and cycling trips.

MPs Mark Speakman and Eleni Petinos on the route of one of the new shared walk-cycle paths, on the eastern side of Kiora Road, from President Avenue to Karimbla Road, Miranda. Picture: supplied

MPs Mark Speakman and Eleni Petinos on the route of one of the new shared walk-cycle paths, on the eastern side of Kiora Road, from President Avenue to Karimbla Road, Miranda. Picture: supplied

"We know there is a strong demand for active transport options in these areas, and these improvements will no doubt encourage more people, be it families, recreational users or daily commuters to leave the car at home in favour of walking or cycling," Mr Speakman said in a statement.

Ms Petinos said the projects were part of an investment of about $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years that would bring the NSW Government's total investment to almost $1.1 billion - the largest in the state's history.

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