The Fernleigh Track is a key piece of infrastructure to Lake Macquarie residents. Since being elected in 2015, Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea has been a strong advocate for the extension of the track between Belmont and Swansea.
In August, the southern section of the 1.6km Fernleigh Awabakal Shared Track (FAST), between Awabakal Avenue, Blacksmiths and Hilda Street, Belmont South was officially opened.
Now, $1.17 million from the Get NSW Active program has been allocated towards the construction of the TAFE Link.
The link will connect the existing track at Railway Parade, Belmont with the southern section.
In addition, the link will improve connectivity, as well as rider and pedestrian safety because safety improvements will be made along Green Street, Belmont, and at the intersection with Ocean Park Road.
The completion of the northern section of FAST will create a 27-kilometer continuous off-road cycleway from Murrays Beach to Adamstown.
Ms Yasmin Catley MP – Member for Swansea said, “I was pleased to see the Government get onboard and provide $1.17 million of funding towards constructing the missing link of the Fernleigh Track”.
“I have been a long-time advocate for this project as I know it will encourage the community to get active and improve their overall health and wellbeing”.
“Just earlier this week we opened the $3 million Swansea Boardwalk, co-funded by state and local government. The collaboration between state and local representatives is delivering millions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure for the Swansea electorate”.