Commuter Cycling Network

Council is constructing a 51km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.

Council is constructing a 51km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.

  • New cycleway gets Council’s green light

    4 months ago
    Cycle parking

    22 July 2019

    Construction on the next section of Wagga Wagga’s new $12.8M cycleway network is expected to start next month after the Active Travel Plan project was approved by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 22 July 2019.

    Council gave the green light to the final proposed routes which means more than 50 kilometres of cycleways will now be constructed across the city.

    Work on sections of the Red Hill Link and Bourke Street Link will start in late August 2019, following on from the network’s Levee Link which is currently being constructed alongside levee upgrade works.

    Director Commercial...

    22 July 2019

    Construction on the next section of Wagga Wagga’s new $12.8M cycleway network is expected to start next month after the Active Travel Plan project was approved by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 22 July 2019.

    Council gave the green light to the final proposed routes which means more than 50 kilometres of cycleways will now be constructed across the city.

    Work on sections of the Red Hill Link and Bourke Street Link will start in late August 2019, following on from the network’s Levee Link which is currently being constructed alongside levee upgrade works.

    Director Commercial Operations Caroline Angel thanked the community for their participation in extensive consultation undertaken in recent months including seven public meetings and more than 1,600 letters sent out to residents living along the routes.

    “Council received a lot of feedback on different elements of the project and sections of different links with a vast majority of feedback supporting the implementation of a cycleway network,” Ms Angel said.

    "Much of the discussion focused on the Forest Hill Link and the potential to utilise the existing unused rail corridor. However, at this stage the corridor is not available to use, therefore an alternative route is being provided via Kyeamba Avenue," she said.

    It is also proposed that Council will move the Central Link from Fox Street to Murray Street allowing better access to the health precinct. This will be subject to Roads and Maritime Services installing lights at the Edward and Murray streets intersection.

    “With the amount of work invested into this project, we’re confident the end result will provide Wagga Wagga with a network of cycleways that will improve the liveability and accessibility of the city, whilst promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.”

    “It’s also important to note that this funding was awarded exclusively to develop the commuter cycling network and cannot be diverted for other uses in the city,” Ms Angel said.

    The entire $12.81M project will be delivered by May 2021. Residents will be notified directly when construction work is planned.


  • Council receives $11.35M NSW Government funding

    4 months ago
    Family riding

    10 April 2019

    Wagga Wagga City Council has welcomed the awarding of $11.35M from the NSW Government to implement the city’s commuter cycling network.

    It’s the final step in the planning and funding approval process which will see the rollout of a 50km network of dedicated cycle paths connecting the city and suburbs.

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the announcement is extremely reassuring and Council can now move ahead quickly to implement the exciting project.

    “Consultation has already been undertaken and the network design of 10 cycle links was approved by Council in...

    10 April 2019

    Wagga Wagga City Council has welcomed the awarding of $11.35M from the NSW Government to implement the city’s commuter cycling network.

    It’s the final step in the planning and funding approval process which will see the rollout of a 50km network of dedicated cycle paths connecting the city and suburbs.

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the announcement is extremely reassuring and Council can now move ahead quickly to implement the exciting project.

    “Consultation has already been undertaken and the network design of 10 cycle links was approved by Council in July 2018,” Cr Conkey said.

    “Next month, Council will undertake further community consultation including writing to all residents adjacent to the proposed routes prior to finalising the detailed design for the cycle infrastructure.

    “In addition, Council is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to manage the implementation of the project.

    “I’d like to add that this funding was awarded exclusively to develop the commuter cycling network and cannot be diverted for other uses in the city; hence the need to seize this opportunity to build a cycle network that will be the envy of many other cities.

    “Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to meet the needs of residents and improve the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.”

    The five complete cycling networks will link the outer suburbs with the central business area.

    The locations of cycle routes and end-of-trip facilities have been selected following consideration of cycling needs as part of the city’s overall integrated transport vision in the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (WWITS).

    The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

    Notes:

    The NSW Government committed to the funding in January 2018, subject to the finalisation of a detailed business case. Council has now received the funding deed, which is the green light and final approval required to proceed with detailed design, implementation and construction.

    Residents living adjacent to a proposed cycle way are invited to provide their feedback via email or post or by attending a community consultation session:

    7 May: Eastern and Forest Hill Links

    8 May: Central and Southern Links (including Fox St and levee)

    15 May: All Links

    21 May: All Links

    All sessions to be held at Council Meeting Room, Wagga Wagga City Council, 6 to 7.30pm. More information can be found at wagga.nsw.gov.au/cycling