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Minister for Planning opens new Gannons Park Shared Cycleway
The Gannons Park Shared Pedestrian and Cycle Path is now officially open. The pathway was opened by Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State, the Honourable Anthony Roberts MP and Georges River Council Administrator John Rayner yesterday (28 June 2017). During his official speech, Minister Roberts announced a further $562,000 from the 2017 round of the Metropolitan Greenspace Program towards the construction of Stage 2 of the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement scheme andndash; the largest single grant provided to any of the grantees. Mr Rayner in reply thanked the NSW Government for providing funding towards Gannons Park and looked forward to the continuing partnership in years to come. He explained the three kilometre pathway will lead to numerous benefits to the community and visitors to the local area including greater accessibility throughout the Park by connecting the lower and upper sections of the Park. andldquo;The new pathway will also promote healthy and active lifestyles. In fact, since its completion, the pathway has been widely used by walkers, runners, cyclists and dog walkers of all ages,andrdquo; he said. andldquo;Council is committed to creating and enhancing local assets and facilities throughout the local government area, such as this pathway, to deliver benefits to the community.andrdquo; The $1.4 million pathway, originally identified in the Gannons Park Landscape Master Plan 2012, was partially funded by the NSW Metropolitan Greenspace Program which contributed $200,000 towards the project. The remaining funds were comprised of $880,000 from Section 94 Developer Contributions for open space projects and $320,000 from Council. Mr Rayner added that in the future, this project will be further enhanced when it is linked to the Gannons Park Water Quality Improvement Scheme as it will cross a series of reinstated creek lines, raingardens, wetlands and ponds,andrdquo; he said. andldquo;These proposed environmental improvement works and new sections of pathwayandnbsp;and boardwalks will further enhance the amenity and recreational value of the parkandnbsp;for the Georges River community.andrdquo; If you require any further information please contact Council on 9330 6400.