29 March 2019

  • Election commitment fulfilled as State and Local Government funding allocated for shared path to connect Lacey Street and Rochester Avenue in Beckenham.
  • New path will connect Beckenham and Kenwick Train Stations and improve accessibility of Beckenham Primary School.

The funding will see the path extended from its current terminus at Lacey Street to Rochester Avenue.

The first part of the extension will see the path extended from Lacey Street to William Street, in keeping with Mr Johnston’s 2017 Election commitment. This will be funded by a $100,000 Grant will be provided by the State Government, together with contributions of $150,000 from the Public Transport Authority and $100,000 from the City of Gosnells.

Additionally, a $401,000 WA Bicycle Network Grant from the Department of Transport will fund a further extension from William Street to Rochester Avenue in Beckenham.

The City of Gosnells is one of 40 local councils sharing more than $6.4 million in WA Bicycle Network Grant over two years.

The extension from the existing terminus to William Street will occur before the further extension to Rochester Avenue.

These projects are part of the McGowan Government’s overarching plan to fix dead-ends and missing links in Perth’s cycling network.

Comments attributed to Member for Cannington Bill Johnston MLA

“Before the last election I committed to extending the path from Lacey Street to William Street and I’m pleased to deliver on this commitment.

“The full path extension will greatly improve access to Queens Park and Kenwick Train Stations, which is why I’m pleased that the McGowan Government has been able to support it.

“These improvements will make the path safer and more accessible for our   community

“I thank the City of Gosnells for their support of the extension to William Street.

Comments attributed to City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst

“This shared path from William Street to Carmichael Street will create a safer and better path network for local residents and the wider community,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“This path also fills a missing link between Beckenham and Kenwick Train Stations and will provide a much-needed connection to Beckenham Primary School and other destinations along William Street, as well as Westfield Carousel, Cannington Leisureplex and Sevenoaks College.

“It’s a great step towards encouraging people to use more sustainable forms of transport and reducing our reliance on vehicles.”

Comments attributed to local resident Anne Marie Kanyuka

“I’m glad this path will be upgraded.