Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today announced the NSW Government will commit $800,000 towards a new cycleway in Griffith.
Mr Barilaro said the investment will go towards building a new bike path from the Bunnings store in Griffith to Murphy Road in Hanwood.
Mr Barilaro made the announcement in Griffith with local Mayor John Dal Broi this afternoon.
“I am delighted to deliver this funding for the wider Griffith community,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The cycleway will be a major new community corridor, enabling residents to travel safely on a dedicated bike path.
“Cycling is a great way to get active, and this investment will encourage people to leave the car at home and instead get on their bike to get to work and around town.
“This is something the community has been pushing for for a while, and the NSW Government is proud to help deliver it,” he said.
Griffith Mayor John Dal Broi welcomed the announcement.
“The Griffith Council will also be contributing to this project, and we are delighted to have such a significant funding boost from the State Government,” Mr Dal Broi said.
“This a great example of the state government, local council and local businesses working together to provide facilities that our community wants and needs.
“The bike path will allow people to take in our beautiful town while they commute, and keep fit,” he said.
NSW Nationals candidate for the seat of Murray Austin Evans said he was pleased to see the funding had been secured.
“This has been a project that’s been on the agenda for a long time, and it’s great to see it happening,” Mr Evans said.