November 14, 2017  |  Members statements

Ballarat shared paths

MR HOWARD (Buninyong) (15:56:47) — Last Friday I joined the member for Wendouree to announce $9.3 million from the Andrews government to create 12 kilometres of cycling and walking paths through the Ballarat CBD via Sturt Street and a dedicated route along the Wendouree rail corridor.

This project will connect the many existing off-road paths, which have been constructed across Ballarat along creeks, disused rail lines and through many other tracts of public land, by providing safer links through Ballarat’s CBD. The creation of this significant new network of bike paths will encourage more people to enjoy the opportunity of appreciating our beautiful city by bike. Plans for the new cycling network are being developed by VicRoads and the City of Ballarat. A public drop-in session will be held tomorrow to kick off a month-long consultation. Following this community consultation, final designs are expected to be released in early 2018, with works to commence soon after.