Commuter Cycling Network - Active Travel Plan

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Please visit the Commuter Cycling Network - Active Travel Plan project page on Council's website for the latest news on the Cycling Network.

This page will only be used for consultation.

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Council is constructing a 45km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.


Please visit the Commuter Cycling Network - Active Travel Plan project page on Council's website for the latest news on the Cycling Network.

This page will only be used for consultation.

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Council is constructing a 45km network of dedicated cycle paths which when complete will criss-cross the city and provide residents with a safe, alternative transport option for commuting.

The $12.81M project includes five complete cycling networks which will link the outer suburbs with the central business area and end-of-trip facilities.

Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to improve health outcomes, enhance the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.

The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

Cycling infrastructure is consistently identified as a priority by the community and was one of the most frequently raised topics in the development of the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy.

  • Active Travel Plan – Update May 2020

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    08 May 2020
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    The Active Travel Plan forms part of the city’s Wagga Wagga’s Integrated Transport Strategy. The key objectives of the project are to reduce the number of motor vehicles on the road and to promote and encourage more commuter cycling.

    The Active Travel Plan project when completed will provide a 45km network linking residential parts of the city with the CBD and other key destinations, such as Charles Sturt University. The project will deliver a mix of asphalt concrete and concrete pathways that are predominantly separated from traffic on shared pathways or on-road separated cycle paths.

    The current status of the Active Travel Project regarding works done, works awarded and works remaining is outlined below:

    Works completed

    • 2.1km of asphalt concrete section on Red Hill Link from Yentoo Drive to Glenfield Road roundabout with line marking and drainage along with guard rail upgrade on the culvert at the roundabout
    • 2.1km of asphalt concrete section on Red Hill Link from Glenfield Road roundabout to Bourke Street roundabout and along Holbrook Road to 96 Kaloona Drive with line marking and drainage, along with guard rail upgrade on the culvert.

    Works awarded

    Council awarded 26km of asphalt concrete works to Fulton Hogan Industries Pty Ltd at its Ordinary Meeting on 27 April 2020. This comprises of approximately 15km of new shared path and 11km of asphalt overlay on existing shared path in the following links:

    S.N Link Approx length New section Existing section Works remaining
    1 Red Hill Link 1.65km 0.97km 0.67km Roundabout upgrades and line marking on existing service roads.
    2 Kooringal Link 6.19km 2.45km 3.74km Roundabout upgrades and concrete sections.
    3 Bourke Link 0.45km
    0.45km Roundabout upgrades, line marking on existing service roads and concrete sections.
    4 Centre Link 3.2km 0.8km 2.4km Roundabout upgrades and concrete sections.
    5 Wollundry Link 0.21km
    0.21km Concrete sections.
    6 University Link 8.9km 7.1km 1.8km Only a small concrete section will remain.
    7 Kapooka Link 5.4km 4.1km 1.3km Roundabout upgrade, level crossing, Red hill road crossing and foot bridge being done in separate package.


    With the completion of the above package, Council will have finished approximately 30km of the 45 km project.

    Works remaining

    Works remaining for the project for various links to be rolled out in separate packages:

    • Line Marking and signages on existing service roads – in design and to go out as line marking package of works;
    • Concrete works – in design and to go out as concrete works package
    • Kapooka Foot Bridge – Design completed and ready for procurement
    • Roundabouts, road intersections and level crossing – in design and to go out as separate package of works
    • Two end of trip facilities – Ready for procurement for design and construct
    • Lighting – in design to be installed as separate package of works

    Works awaiting third party approvals

    The links awaiting finalisation of design due to third party approvals:

    • Morgan Link – Will be concrete shared path, waiting for decision from Transport NSW on new traffic lights installation at Tarcutta Street and Morgan Street roundabout
    • Forest Hill Link – Will be a mix of asphalt concrete and concrete sections and waiting for decision/approval from developers and Inland Rail
  • Construction of commuter cycling network on Red Hill Road and Bourke Street to continue from 15 January

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    22 Jan 2020
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    Council will continue construction of the cycling network along Red Hill Road (between the Glenfield Road and Bourke Street roundabouts) and Bourke Street (from the Bourke Street roundabout along Holbrook road to the existing concrete pathway at Kaloona Drive) from 15 January to 29 February 2020, between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, weather permitting.

    Work includes upgrading the existing cycleway asphalt concrete and drainage work. Designs to upgrade the existing roundabouts are in progress with construction expected to occur towards the end of 2020 as a separate package.

    There will be some noise associated with this work, but every effort will be made to minimise the impact on residents. We apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate the patience of residents and road users.

    For further information please contact the project team during business hours on 1300 292 442, email council@wagga.nsw.au
  • Levee Link becomes first section of the Commuter Cycling Network to open to the public

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    22 Jan 2020
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    In front of an enthusiastic crowd, New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM have donned their helmets to officially open the first section of the Commuter Cycle Network.

    The pair led community members on a historic ride along the Levee Link on Thursday to mark the milestone grand opening.

    Read the full Council News story in our news section.
  • Cycling Network - Route Maps

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    22 Jan 2020
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    Route maps:

    Overall Link Map

    Bourke Link

    Option: Central Link via Murray St (adopted, pending RMS decision about lights at Murray St/Edward St intersection)

    Option: Central Link via Fox St (alternative option, pending RMS decision about lights at Murray St/Edward St intersection)

    Forest Hill via Kyeamba Avenue

    Kapooka Link

    Kooringal Link

    Morgan Link

    Red Hill Link

    University Link

    Wollundry Link

  • New cycleway gets Council’s green light

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    30 Jul 2019
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    22 July 2019

    Construction on the next section of Wagga Wagga’s new $12.8M cycleway network is expected to start next month after the Active Travel Plan project was approved by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 22 July 2019.

    Council gave the green light to the final proposed routes which means more than 50 kilometres of cycleways will now be constructed across the city.

    Work on sections of the Red Hill Link and Bourke Street Link will start in late August 2019, following on from the network’s Levee Link which is currently being constructed alongside levee upgrade works.

    Director Commercial Operations Caroline Angel thanked the community for their participation in extensive consultation undertaken in recent months including seven public meetings and more than 1,600 letters sent out to residents living along the routes.

    “Council received a lot of feedback on different elements of the project and sections of different links with a vast majority of feedback supporting the implementation of a cycleway network,” Ms Angel said.

    "Much of the discussion focused on the Forest Hill Link and the potential to utilise the existing unused rail corridor. However, at this stage the corridor is not available to use, therefore an alternative route is being provided via Kyeamba Avenue," she said.

    It is also proposed that Council will move the Central Link from Fox Street to Murray Street allowing better access to the health precinct. This will be subject to Roads and Maritime Services installing lights at the Edward and Murray streets intersection.

    “With the amount of work invested into this project, we’re confident the end result will provide Wagga Wagga with a network of cycleways that will improve the liveability and accessibility of the city, whilst promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.”

    “It’s also important to note that this funding was awarded exclusively to develop the commuter cycling network and cannot be diverted for other uses in the city,” Ms Angel said.

    The entire $12.81M project will be delivered by May 2021. Residents will be notified directly when construction work is planned.


  • Council receives $11.35M NSW Government funding

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    30 Jul 2019
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    10 April 2019

    Wagga Wagga City Council has welcomed the awarding of $11.35M from the NSW Government to implement the city’s commuter cycling network.

    It’s the final step in the planning and funding approval process which will see the rollout of a 50km network of dedicated cycle paths connecting the city and suburbs.

    Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Greg Conkey OAM said the announcement is extremely reassuring and Council can now move ahead quickly to implement the exciting project.

    “Consultation has already been undertaken and the network design of 10 cycle links was approved by Council in July 2018,” Cr Conkey said.

    “Next month, Council will undertake further community consultation including writing to all residents adjacent to the proposed routes prior to finalising the detailed design for the cycle infrastructure.

    “In addition, Council is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to manage the implementation of the project.

    “I’d like to add that this funding was awarded exclusively to develop the commuter cycling network and cannot be diverted for other uses in the city; hence the need to seize this opportunity to build a cycle network that will be the envy of many other cities.

    “Dedicated city-wide cycling and sporting facilities are designed to meet the needs of residents and improve the liveability of the city, as well as attract new visitors to the city for sporting and recreational opportunities.”

    The five complete cycling networks will link the outer suburbs with the central business area.

    The locations of cycle routes and end-of-trip facilities have been selected following consideration of cycling needs as part of the city’s overall integrated transport vision in the Wagga Wagga Integrated Transport Strategy 2040 (WWITS).

    The project budget is $12.81M with the NSW Government contributing $11.35M to be matched by $1.45M from Council.

    Notes:

    The NSW Government committed to the funding in January 2018, subject to the finalisation of a detailed business case. Council has now received the funding deed, which is the green light and final approval required to proceed with detailed design, implementation and construction.

    Residents living adjacent to a proposed cycle way are invited to provide their feedback via email or post or by attending a community consultation session:

    7 May: Eastern and Forest Hill Links

    8 May: Central and Southern Links (including Fox St and levee)

    15 May: All Links

    21 May: All Links

    All sessions to be held at Council Meeting Room, Wagga Wagga City Council, 6 to 7.30pm. More information can be found at wagga.nsw.gov.au/cycling