Funding for cycling increases

Funding for bicycle infrastructure in WA

“This morning the Minister announced new funding for the WABN.  The funding is $20m over 2012/13 and 2103/14 with the allocations being as follows:

  1. PSP’s-$8.25m in 2012/13 and $7.75m in 2013/14 making a total of $16m.
  2. Perth Bike Network Grants-$1m in 2013/13 and 2-13/14, making a total of $2m.
  3. Regional Bike Network Grants-$0.75m in 2013/13 and $1.25m in 2013/14, making a total of $2m.

 The existing funding of $0.91m for PSP’s, $1m for PBN grants and $0.75M for RBN grants is still in place and the new funding is in addition to this.

 In terms of the PSP’s construction program we will be proceeding with Guildford to Midland and Shenton Station to Loch Street Station in 2013 as these projects are the ones that are close to being shovel ready with detailed design almost complete.”

This is how the figures compare to the West Australian Bike Network Plan (WABN) (refer to page 37 of the draft WABN document)

Comparison WABN draft funding and 6.5.12 announcement
New $ New
WABN page 37 Buswell Total
Current Additional Total 6.5.12 Current available
Funding Required Funding Announced Funding from
2013/14 2012/13
PSPs

0.91

10.00

10.91

7.75

0.91

8.66

PBN

1.00

1.00

2.00

1.00

1.00

2.00

Regional

0.75

1.25

2.00

1.25

0.75

2.00

Funding per year

2.66

12.25

14.91

10.00

2.66

12.66

Plus Brought forward for PSPs in 2012/13

8.25

 

$14mio was the amount suggested in the WABN, $12.6mio is now budgeted. In real building dollar terms that is less than the amount that was available in 1998…

Funding for bicycle infrastructure in WA

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