Cycle Away on Mount Perry’s New Cycleway!

Oct 29, 2019 | Front Page Feature, News

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Rachel Chambers is proud to announce that construction of the Mount Perry Shared Cycleway is now completed.

Mayor Rachel Chambers advised that the successful completion of the shared cycleway project has added an additional 1km of path to the existing path in the town of Mount Perry, which links the current terminus at Annie Street, through to the town’s Health Centre. 

The cycleway was designed by Council, with local business Staib Contracting and Concrete Force undertaking the construction.  Joint funding with Queensland Governments 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.  We also hope that it encourages members of the community to get cycling.” Mayor Chambers said.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project was jointly funded by the Queensland Government Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program (CNLGGP), 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.

“That’s why we’re investing more than $15.5 million in funding to local governments to deliver new high-priority bike networks over the next two years.

“I’m pleased to see regional councils like North Burnett joining our commitment to delivering safer facilities for bike riders.”

Council will be hosting a media opportunity at 10.30am, Wednesday, 30 October to officially open the cycleway.  We would like to take this opportunity to invite the community and media along to this event.

Mayor Rachel Chambers thanked the Queensland Government for the funding to complete the cycleway in Mount Perry.

For further information regarding these works, please contact North Burnett Regional Council’s Technical Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

This initiative was proudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program and Works for Queensland Program.

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