A Shorten Labor Government will back Cessnock City Councils vision for a more vibrant Wine Country by investing $1.56 million in shared pathways to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians in Nulkaba along Wine Country Drive.
This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the local infrastructure communities need, or more of the Liberals and Nationals cuts and chaos .
Investing in this project will make it easier for locals and visitors to enjoy Hunter Wine Countrys great outdoor lifestyle, improving public amenities and safety at the same time.
The $1.56 million in funding would be sourced from Labors $260 million National Bike Paths Strategy, which would provide the largest ever investment in shared pathways from the Federal Government.
Hunter Wine Country has a number of popular shared pathways around its tourist attractions and wineries. This additional investment would allow a Shorten Labor Government to build on the investment already made by Cessnock City Council.
This is a strategic investment about two things, further growing our tourism sector and safety, Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon said.
Weve already done small sections of cycleway in Wine Country but as ambitious as it seems, wed like visitors and locals alike to be about to do a full loop on foot or on their bike and to do it safely. We also want to get Nulkaba Primary and St Philips Christian College kids to school safely.
This project has already been identified by the local community and council and a Shorten Labor Government will ensure its delivered.
Federal Labor has listened to this feedback and looks forward to working with the community and Cessnock City Council to ensure the region has the world-class shared pathway network it deserves.