Cycling Budget 2015 to 2019

We all love good news for cycling. A week ago we woke up to the headline “Cycle City Perth” and […]

We all love good news for cycling.

A week ago we woke up to the headline “Cycle City Perth” and learned about a $72mio spend for cycling.
It sounded like new money and a boost for sustainable transport, with the possibility of funding some demonstration projects in the suburbs as well as the continuation of the PSP program.
The budget papers show that the reality is a bit more modest. On the positive side, there is some continued funding for cycling infrastructure.

Budget 2015/16 to 2018/19 for cycling

Funding for the Principal Shared Path network

2015/16                              $6.45mio
2016/17                              $5.94mio
2017/18                              $7.34mio
2018/19                             $7.34mio
Total over four years: $27.07 million

Funding for cycling projects in local government areas

(Perth Bike Network Funding and Regional Bike Network Funding)
$2.66mio for both programs ($1.33mio each)
Total over four years: $10.64 mio

Total WA spend over four years: $37.71mio

The rest of the money that makes up the $72.1 mio headline (over four years) is for projects associated with major roads, co-funded by the Federal Government (e.g. the Gateway projects includes about 22 km of shared paths)

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