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08 Jan 2010 - Nearly $1M for Adelaide Parklands Bike Trail
THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE
MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE,
TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE
Friday, 8 January 2010
Nearly $1 million for Adelaide Parklands Bike Trail
The Rudd Labor Government will provide nearly $1 million to expand cycling
infrastructure in Adelaide's parklands.
The Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese said the
Government is partnering with the City of Adelaide to deliver the next stage of the
Adelaide Parklands Trail, worth nearly $2.7 million.
"This project is part of the Rudd Labor Government's Economic Stimulus Plan. Under
the Plan, we're providing $40 million nationally for the National Bike Paths Projects.
"Our Economic Stimulus Plan is supporting jobs today, while delivering infrastructure to
support sustainable and healthy communities in the long term," Mr Albanese said.
The Member for Adelaide Kate Ellis said that the new $967 000 bicycle and pedestrian
pathways will link key destinations in the Adelaide Parklands.
"This project will provide links through Linear Park for city workers and visitors to key
attractions such as Adelaide Zoo and the beautiful Botanic Gardens.
"Twenty-three local jobs will be supported through this investment and a legacy will be
left for the people of Adelaide with facilities that encourage greener, healthier lifestyles.
"Importantly, cycleways provide a safer environment for bike riders and make cycling a
more attractive way to get around our wonderful city.
"I trust that these new bike paths in the Adelaide Parklands will motivate more South
Australians to get on their bikes and get active," Ms Ellis said.
Mr Albanese said that, all up, the Rudd Labor Government's National Bike Paths Fund
will fund more than 170 projects and support more than 1,900 jobs in local communities
"By building better cycling infrastructure we're providing more Australians with a
greener, healthier way of getting to and from school or work, which over time will help
take cars off local roads and reduce carbon emissions," said Mr Albanese.
Moksha Watts (Albanese) 0413 389 070
Jayne Stinson (Ellis) 0458 547 512 email@example.com