Council welcomes State investment in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure
Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun has welcomed today's announcement to fund cyclist and pedestrian connections in Liverpool.
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian, Local Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons and Liberal candidate for Liverpool Mazhar Hadid committed $273,000 to boost walking and cycling in and around Liverpool.
"This investment demonstrates that the State Government is committed to working with local communities to improve transport infrastructure and connections," Mayor Mannoun said.
"Our thanks to the Minister, as well as Melanie Gibbons and Mazar Hadid for lobbying for this on behalf of Liverpool.
"This announcement supports Council's plans to open up access to the Georges River and improve walking and cycling connections as part of our Building Our New City project.
"We will now be able to commit to planning a pedestrian and cycleway linking Liverpool Train Station to the other side of the river, using the historic pylons as foundations.
"Thanks to the advocacy of local members like Melanie Gibbons, the State Government recognises our advantage as one of Sydney's three great river cities.
"This is the first step in what we hope is a longer term commitment by the State Government in our cycling infrastructure."
"I also welcome the funding for the final stage of the cycleway along Elizabeth and Castlereagh Streets – the final piece of infrastructure will improve connection to the city.
"Part of creating a liveable city, which is attractive to residents and stimulates jobs, is to be pedestrian- and cycle-friendly.
"As the regional city for the Great South West, we are building a city where residents can walk and ride to public transport, work, and entertainment, so all their needs are met here in Liverpool.
"Council will continue to work with the State Government to improve cycling and pedestrian connections in Liverpool."
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