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Funding boost for walking/cycleway projects in Grafton, Yamba and Iluka

  The NSW Government will partner with Clarence Valley Council to deliver three walking/cycleway infrastructure projects in Grafton, Yamba and Iluka, Clarence MP, Chris Gulaptis announced last week. Mr Gulaptis said Council was successful in securing funding for half the total project cost under the NSW Government’s Walking and Cycling Program. “I am pleased to announce that Council will benefit from $184,670 in funding under the program, which it will match to deliver the following projects:  Construction of a 1,260m shared user path along Turf Street from Powell to Mary Streets, via Oliver Street;  Construction of a 220m shared user path on Charles Street, between Micalo and Young Streets, Iluka;  Construction of a shared user path along Yamba Road from Shores Drive to O’Gradys Lane, Lake Korora.   Mr Gulaptis said more than 300 walking and cycling projects across the state were being funded under the program to provide more opportunities for people to cycle and walk, better connect communities, improve safety for pedestrians and bicycle riders, and encourage more people to get active. “We are providing the infrastructure needed to support local communities and these projects will provide a huge boost for residents and businesses – completing crucial missing links in each location’s walking and cycling network. “If we want to encourage more people to leave the car at home and get active, we need to provide access to safe, convenient and connected waking and cycling networks. “This investment is about connecting people and places and making a difference to the way residents move around their communities.” Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services will now work with local councils across the state on the delivery of each project.