Final link in Perth to Mandurah shared path now complete

The remaining section of the 74 kilometre Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path, between Leach Highway and Mount Henry Bridge, is now complete and open to the public.

This final section in the shared path comprises a four-metre-wide path, as well as an underpass, amenity walls and lighting, and connections with other local paths.

In addition to these important builds, the underpass has been enhanced with artwork that captures native flora and fauna, and the historical significance of the area.

The news comes as the WA Government announced an $8 million investment for walking and riding paths.

"Completion of this vital missing link means riders and walkers of all abilities can now enjoy an uninterrupted journey on a high-quality path, all the way from Mandurah to the Perth CBD,” said WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti.

The completion of the Kwinana Freeway Principal Shared Path coincides with a burst of bike riding enthusiasm. The 2021 National Walking and Cycling Participation Survey revealed that riding in Western Australia had increased by 6 per cent compared to 2019.

"As we have seen with our record investment in cycling infrastructure, when we put the paths in place, people use them," says Minister Saffioti.

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