Thursday, 23 March 2023

Over $750k in funds for Get NSW Active Projects

Walking and cycling is set to get safer and simpler in the Davidson electorate with funding of $759,403 from the Get NSW Active Program to deliver five local projects. The $117m dollar Get NSW Active program funds local councils to deliver projects that prioritise walking and cycling.

Local MP, Jonathan O’Dea, said the funding would go towards strengthening active transport in the community, making it easier and safer for people to get around in a way that doesn’t always involve the car.

“Not only does active transport give people options, but it really lifts community spirit to see families, groups and individuals walking and cycling around” Mr O’Dea said.

“Building some new footpaths will be a welcome improvement for residents who haven’t had the benefit of a safe footpath. Having no footpath can force people to walk on the road and is a big problem for older people, parents with prams and people with a disability.”

“Importantly, several the projects address safety issues at schools and on busy roads. To encourage walking and pedal power we need crossings to be as safe as possible ” he said.


Project Name



Wentworth Ave, E Killara

Construct new footpath along Wentworth Ave between Barrie St & Bligh St


Yarrabung Road, St Ives

Construct a wombat (raised) crossing on Yarrabung Rd at the intersection with Kelvin Rd


Rosedale Road, Gordon

Replace the pedestrian crossing on Rosedale Road at Nelson Street with a wombat (raised) crossing


Hunter Avenue, St Ives

Construct a pedestrian refuge on Hunter Ave between Horace St & Yarrabung Rd


Knox Street,  Killara

Bradfield Road, Killara

Construct new footpath along Knox St between Fiddens Wharf Rd & Carramar Rd, & along Bradfield Rd between Carramar Rd & Charles St, Killara


The funded projects will all be delivered by Ku-ring-gai Council                          Total $759,403

Minister for Active Transport, Rob Stokes, said applications are open now for councils to apply for funding next year from the Get NSW Active Program.

“NSW leads the nation when it comes to investment in new active transport infrastructure, building better footpaths and bike lanes in our cities and regions,” Mr Stokes said.