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‘Missing link’ to cater for cyclists and wildlife

Published on Wednesday 26 May, 2021

A ‘missing link’ in the cycle path connecting the City of Gosnells with the Perth central business district will soon be constructed.

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode said the proposed 1.1km path along The Crescent in Maddington, between Kelvin Road and Albany Highway, would provide an important transport link for community members.

“It will also be a beautiful place to travel along, while continuing to provide valuable habitat for our local plants and animals,” he said.

“The area is home to tall marri trees, black cockatoos and other wildlife, so the pathway will meander around trees and some sections will be built from special elevated fibro cement panels – like a boardwalk – to avoid damage to the tree roots.”

Jointly funded by the City of Gosnells and Department of Transport, construction of the $1.2 million project will begin in 2021/22

The project includes roadworks along The Crescent to narrow the road from 8m to 6.5m, maintaining enough space to accommodate vehicles, the cycle path and vegetation. The narrowing of the road will result in less impact on these existing trees

For more details on the cycle path, visit the City’s website at yoursay.gosnells.wa.gov.au.

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