The Federal Government is investing $100 million in a new national Active Transport Fund that is set to upgrade and deliver new bicycle and walking paths. 

This will support zero emissions travel, provide a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians, and promote active and liveable communities.

The program guidelines will be developed in consultation with states and territories, and are expected to be made public ahead of a 1 July 2025 start.

Safe and accessible active transport options, like walking and cycling, help boost social connection, promote healthy choices and make Australia’s cities and regions more vibrant places to live. 

That’s why the Federal Government is investing in the infrastructure that helps people get to school, work and local services safely without needing to jump in the car.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, said that the government wants communities to thrive, whether they be in cities or in the regions.

“We are investing to build economic opportunity and also the opportunity for people to enjoy the spaces and places they live in, building connection and improving safety.”

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