Thursday, 21 December 2017

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced almost $3 million in NSW Government funding for a shared walking and cycling pathway to better link Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach and Newport.

Northern Beaches Council will manage the construction of the new shared path which will become a key component of the Northern Beaches Coastal Walkway and Cycleway.

The new path will include an off-road boardwalk section along the Bilgola Bends between Newport Beach and The Serpentine to safely allow cyclists and walkers to travel along this area separated from vehicles.

“This project has been proposed for many years – so I’m delighted funding has now been secured to make it a reality,” Rob Stokes said today.

“The Bilgola Bends is certainly not cyclist or pedestrian friendly – so this project will create an exciting new link for people accessing Avalon Beach, Bilgola Beach and Newport.

“There isn’t currently an easy or convenient way to travel between these areas without using a vehicle.

“Not only will this be a spectacular part of the new Coastal Walkway and Cycleway – it will also be hugely beneficial for local residents.

“The new path will link communities, encourage people to get active and leave their cars at home.

“I look forward to this project progressing and the opportunities it will provide to our community,” Rob Stokes said.









An artist's impression of the shared path along Bilgola Bends.