New cycleways to improve connections through Forster and Tuncurry

22 September 2015

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that cyclist and pedestrian connections will be further improved with work now starting to extend and link cycleways and shared paths in Forster and Tuncurry.

Mr Bromhead said the NSW Government has allocated $1 million as part of a $40 million commitment to improve bike and walking paths across NSW and support local communities to get active and out of their cars.

“The complete package of work in Forster and Tuncurry includes cycleway connections, end of trip facilities, transport access guides and wayfinding signs,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Shared cycle paths and refuge islands will be provided to connect the cycleways.

“Paths will be built along Memorial Drive and Little Street in Forster to link the town centre to the regional cycleway network.

“The new shared path along the length of Cross Street will link local schools, recreational facilities, the hospital and Forster town centre.

“Kularoo Drive in Forster and sections of Bent, South and Wallis streets and Flora Parade in Tuncurry will also be upgraded to link the existing cycling paths.

“Cycling to and from work or for recreation will become even easier with ‘end of trip’ facilities such as bike shelters to be built at Tuncurry Rock Pool, Palmgove Park at Forster, One Mile and Main Beach surf clubs and other locations across both towns.”

Great Lakes Council is completing the work under a grant managed by Roads and Maritime Services.

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For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373.

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