Scot MacDonald
18th Oct 2018

Submissions for new walking and cycling proposals are now being accepted by Roads and Maritime Services until 14 December 2018, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch MP said today.

The submissions will help determine the 2019/20 Active Transport Program of the NSW Liberal National Government.

“I will be speaking with Central Coast Council to let them know about the opportunity and how we can improve the local amenity,” Mr MacDonald said.

Importantly, unsuccessful applications from the 2017/18 and 2018/19 rounds will automatically be considered in the 2019/20 round

“There are many good projects previously submitted that may have missed out on funding  and this mechanism means councils don’t need to reapply.

“However, projects that are no longer relevant or in need of funding will be withdrawn from the programme and we are urging councils and agencies to update us on the status of projects.”

Mr Crouch said the Central Coast is already benefitting from State funding for walking and cycling infrastructure projects

“A footpath on Charles Kay Drive in my electorate of Terrigal was recently completed, thanks to co-funding from the State Liberal Government,” Mr Crouch said.

“I would urge Council to respond to community concerns by applying for funding for better pedestrian infrastructure at Willoughby Road, Hillcrest Street, Del Monte Place and other priority locations.

Applications to the program will be assessed against a set of guidelines and will support Future Transport 2056, which promotes active transport as an important transport option especially for connectivity with and between centres and also ‘first and last mile’ journeys.

Nominations to improve walking and cycling connections can be made by councils, local members and State Government Agencies via the application form located on the Roads and Maritime Services Active Transport online portal,