Regional communities receive cycleways funding

By Staff Writer

The Rudd Government has committed more than $291,000 towards three cyclesways in central west New South Wales.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Anthony Albanese, said the projects formed part of the Federal Government’s $40 million National Bike Paths Projects fund.

“We are investing in three bike path projects in Bathurst, Blayney and Molong to support local jobs while delivering community infrastructure for the longer term,” Mr Albanese said.

“Together, these projects will support 17 jobs and six traineeships during construction and into the longer term.

“All up, they are worth more than $587,000, with local councils providing the remaining funding.”

Mr Albanese said investment in cycling infrastructure would reduce the number of cars on local roads and help slash carbon emissions.

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