Tesch calls for State funding for bike path strategy
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has called for State Government funding for Central Coast Council's $412 million plan for a bike and pedestrian path strategy.
This plan is to be funded by Council's ongoing capital works budget in conjunction with grant funding.
Ms Tesch is now calling on the NSW Government to back it.
"I'm absolutely thrilled with Council's commitment to these plans which was finalised following community consultation," Ms Tesch said.
"While I am sure Council is committed to this plan, with a price tag like this it is crucial the NSW Government invests in us too, to make sure these amazing local plans go ahead."
Central Coast Bicycle User Group vice-president Mr Alan Corven has supported the Council's plans.
"The more cycling infrastructure we have the better.
"We need to get more people out riding on their bikes, for transport, fun, health and for the environment," he said.
"I've found it is not always easy to find somewhere to keep your bike, so we need more bike sheds, like the ones at Woy Woy Railway Station which are regularly used."
Media release, 25 Sep 2019
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford
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