Thursday 28 March 2013
$5.3 million for next stage of Federation Bike Trail
Minister for Roads Terry Mulder has announced $5.3 million will be spent
on completing the next stage of the Federation Trail.
Mr Mulder said an overpass across the Newport-Albion freight line would be
built to connect the end of the current trail to Fogarty Avenue in
“This is an exciting stage of the project that will ensure that all users
of the path, including cyclists, will be able to cross the rail line
safely and continue on their journey,” Mr Mulder said.
“The $5.3 million investment adds to the $30 million we’re spending this
year on improved cycling paths, new trails, bike cages and hoops as well
as education and awareness campaigns and support for cycling events.”
The Federation Trail is a 24 kilometre shared bicycle and pedestrian path
between the Maltby Bypass in Werribee and Hyde Street in Yarraville.
The first stage of the trail was from Werribee River to Millers Road in
Brooklyn. This also included the section of shared path from Millers Road
to 250 metres west of the Newport-Albion rail reserve, on the north side
of the West Gate Bridge.
“We are announcing the next stage from Millers Road with a bridge over the
Tottenham rail line and industrial land 250 metres west of the rail
reserve that will lead into Fogarty Avenue, Yarraville,” Mr Mulder said.
“This will be followed by a further two stages to complete the path: stage
three will be Fogarty Avenue to Williamstown Road and then stage four from
Williamstown Road to Hyde Street.”
Member for Western Metropolitan Region Andrew Elsbury said the
announcement was evidence of yet more investment in the western suburbs by
the Coalition Government.
“Cycling numbers in Melbourne are growing and the extension of the
Federation Trail will make cycling more accessible to residents in the
Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton and Brooklyn areas,” Mr Elsbury said.
Pre-construction works on the next stage of the Federation Trail will
commence in April 2013 with site works to commence in early 2014.
Media contact: Larissa Garvin 0427 669 email@example.com
(See attached file: 130328 Mulder - $5.3 million for next stage of
Federation Bike Trail.pdf)