Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler in Camden, thanks to new footpaths and other pedestrian facilities funded through the $117 million ‘Get NSW Active’ program.
Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves MP said the funding would go towards strengthening active transport in the community, making it easier for people to get from A to B in a way that doesn’t always involve using a car.
“Active transport offers great options in ways to travel and commute around the community; this will be a wonderful boost to community spirit to see people and their families walking or cycling about,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
Get NSW Active provides funding for local projects that encourage vibrant centres and liveable neighbourhoods through the creation of street environments that prioritise walking and cycling.
The projects that have been funded include the construction of:
- Camden Valley Way, Gledswood Hills – Shared Path ($450,000)
- Jamboree Avenue, Leppington – Pedestrian Refuges ($201,000)
- Kavanagh Street, Gregory Hills – Refuge Crossings ($125,000)
- Argyle Street, Camden – Pedestrian Facilities ($123,000)
- Cobbitty Road – Disability Access to Cobbitty Public School ($90,000)
- Coghill Street to Queen Street, Narellan – Footpath ($80,000)
- Waterworth Drive (Narellan Vale Public School) Footpath Widening ($74,000)
- Crookstan Dr, Camden South – Refuge Island ($60,000)
The construction projects will now be progressed and delivered by Camden Council.
Minister for Active Transport Rob Stokes said that for children, older people, parents pushing prams or people with disabilities – a street without a footpath isn’t an inconvenience – it’s a barrier to moving freely in public space.
“That’s why we’ve already opened applications for Get NSW Active 2023 and we’re encouraging all councils to apply now,” he said.