Funding to get Mid-Western Region active

People across the Mid-Western Region will have more options to get to work, school and explore their local community through the NSW Government’s $110 million Get NSW Active program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $150,000 for Mid-Western Regional Council to establish a strategy for shared pathways within the centres of Mudgee, Gulgong, Kandos and Rylstone.

“This region’s a fantastic place to live, work and play, and we want everyone to have access to all the wonderful things this region has to offer,” Mr Saunders said.

“This funding will empower council to identify the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, people with disabilities, seniors, children, commuters, fitness users, and tourists, as it shapes its vision for active transport in the region.

“In the longer term, I hope this funding leads to projects that encourage more people to hit the streets, stay active while enjoying the great outdoors, with all the positive physical and mental benefits we know that brings!”

Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor, Des Kennedy welcomed the funding that will be used to develop a Walking and Cycling Program Strategic Plan.

“Our region is growing, with new residents and visitors, and this new plan will identify and prioritise pathway design and construction projects within the region to guide Council spending over the next ten years,” Cr Kennedy said.

“It includes expansion of the pathway network, taking into account local strategic planning, community engagement and feedback and the future needs of our community.

“This is a huge win for our community particularly given how well used our pathway network is and I would like to thank the NSW Government for their contribution to this project.”

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