Works for the $2.8 million Trinity Shared Path Project have been completed, with the upgraded walking and cycling paths in East Perth now open to the public.
The Trinity Shared Path Upgrade and Foreshore Stabilisation project is jointly funded by the Federal Government, the Western Australian Government and the City of Perth.
The project is part of the transformative $1.5 billion Perth City Deal, which includes a series of separate projects that will create and upgrade shared paths to increase walkability and accessibility around the Perth CBD.
Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister, Catherine King, said the Federal Government is committing $487 million to the Perth City Deal to make Perth’s CBD more productive, sustainable and liveable.
“This commitment includes the $157 million CBD Transport Plan, which will improve active and public transport accessibility and safety in the city,” Ms King said.
“The Trinity Shared Path Project will provide East Perth residents greater access to walkways and bike pathways, and a safer connection to Victoria Park, making the Perth CBD more accessible to residents and visitors.”
The Trinity Shared Path Project, part of the East Perth Shared Path network, was completed on time and on budget and will provide an important upgraded walking and bike path for residents and visitors to the city.
The shared path borders the river side of Trinity College and will link to the new proposed bike and pedestrian Swan River Bridge and the Matagarup Bridge – which links East Perth to Optus Stadium and provides more options for people to access popular tourist destinations, as well as the city.
Western Australian Transport, Planning and Ports Minister, Rita Saffioti, the Western Australian Government has a strong focus on delivering good quality cycling and walking connections in the CBD, to encourage more people to take up these forms of active transport.
“The new Trinity Path will provide a new connection through East Perth, linking Matagarup Bridge with the proposed bike and pedestrian Swan River Bridge,” Ms Saffioti said.
“This is a key part of the Perth City Deal, to encourage more people to visit and live in the CBD.”
To safely accommodate the increased number of people walking and riding in the area and improve safety at night, the shared path has been upgraded with new lighting and additional reinforcement has been added along the river to minimise erosion and flooding of the foreshore.
Federal Member for Perth, Patrick Gorman, said he is thrilled to see this project complete and ready to start benefiting the East Perth community.
“This is good news for Perth walkers, cyclists, runners, pram-users and people with accessibility difficulties,” Mr Gorman said.
“This path makes it easier and safer to enjoy our city and it will have flow-on benefits for local businesses by increasing foot traffic.”
The surrounding foreshore landscaping includes plant species endemic to the foreshores of the Swan River. The landscaping also includes a wide range of aquatic plants, showy floral natives, and large shrubbery which will provide an attractive new habitat for local wildlife.
The project is part of the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal, a joint agreement between the Federal and Western Australian Governments and the City of Perth.
For more information on the Trinity Shared Path Upgrade and Foreshore Stabilisation project, visit here.
For more information on the Perth City Deal, visit here.