Western Australian Bicycle Network Grant Projects

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The projects listed on this page are funded under the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Grant Program. The WABN Grants Program is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government, administered by the Department of Transport.

The City of Kalamunda is a proud recipient of WABN funding to undertake the projects and upgrades listed below. This page provides updates on how each project is progressing.

These projects are extremely important as it directly acknowledges and supports the Community feedback received through the City of Kalamunda's community engagement undertaken as part of the development of the Kalamunda Bicycle Plan 2017 (adopted in June 2018). It is also aligned with the Vision and Objectives of the City’s Kalamunda Advancing – Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027.

Project name
Outcomes
Progress
Welshpool Road East Shared Path
Construction of 580m shared path, commencing in Hale Road, traversing along the northern verge of Welshpool Road East, crossing the Rail Bridge and Roe Highway.
Complete.
High Wycombe Local Route Connection
Design of 1.2km shared path, commencing in Kiandra Way in High Wycombe, pass through John MacLarty Park and crossing Newburn Road.
Shared path upgrade complete. City engaged community and local Aboriginal artist to design concept art to apply as decorative art treatments on the road crossings connecting the shared paths.
Berkshire and Dundas Shared Path
Design of 1.4km shared path connecting Forrestfield to new train station.
Funding approved for 2020/21 for design. Community engagement to take place in 2021.
Hale to Dawson Cycling Route
Design of 1.7km cycle route connecting Forrestfield to new train station.
Funding approved for design. Community engagement to take place in 2021.


The projects listed on this page are funded under the Western Australian Bicycle Network (WABN) Grant Program. The WABN Grants Program is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government, administered by the Department of Transport.

The City of Kalamunda is a proud recipient of WABN funding to undertake the projects and upgrades listed below. This page provides updates on how each project is progressing.

These projects are extremely important as it directly acknowledges and supports the Community feedback received through the City of Kalamunda's community engagement undertaken as part of the development of the Kalamunda Bicycle Plan 2017 (adopted in June 2018). It is also aligned with the Vision and Objectives of the City’s Kalamunda Advancing – Strategic Community Plan 2017-2027.

Project name
Outcomes
Progress
Welshpool Road East Shared Path
Construction of 580m shared path, commencing in Hale Road, traversing along the northern verge of Welshpool Road East, crossing the Rail Bridge and Roe Highway.
Complete.
High Wycombe Local Route Connection
Design of 1.2km shared path, commencing in Kiandra Way in High Wycombe, pass through John MacLarty Park and crossing Newburn Road.
Shared path upgrade complete. City engaged community and local Aboriginal artist to design concept art to apply as decorative art treatments on the road crossings connecting the shared paths.
Berkshire and Dundas Shared Path
Design of 1.4km shared path connecting Forrestfield to new train station.
Funding approved for 2020/21 for design. Community engagement to take place in 2021.
Hale to Dawson Cycling Route
Design of 1.7km cycle route connecting Forrestfield to new train station.
Funding approved for design. Community engagement to take place in 2021.


  • Welshpool Road East Shared Path Upgrade – Draw Winners

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    19 Aug 2020

    On 25 May 2020, the City of Kalamunda announced the shared path upgrade along Welshpool Road East was complete. Funding to undertake the upgrade, was funded under the Department of Transport’s Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program, with the work delivered in partnership with the City of Canning. The new shared path, commences in Hale Road and traverses along the northern verge of Welshpool Road East, crossing the Rail Bridge and Roe Highway. Dubbed the ‘Welshpool Road East Route’, the new shared path is part of the City’s vision under the Bicycle Plan 2017 to better connect residents to the Principal Shared Path network and key points of interest in the City.

    The City ran a survey, with each response going in the running to win 1 of 5 Gift Cards valued at $50 each.

    The random draw took place on 4 August 2020 at 11:08:18 am (AWST). The draw winners are:

    • Daniel Mitchell – Wattle Grove
    • Darren Wallace – Walliston
    • Christina Marrell – Wattle Grove
    • Dianne Catapang – Wattle Grove
    • Matthew Demmer – Kalamunda


    Congratulations to all the winners for the prize draw and thank you to everyone who completed the survey!

  • Update 26 May 2020: New Shared Path along Welshpool Road East Ready for Riding

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    26 May 2020

    A portion of Welshpool Road East has been given a shared path upgrade. Funding to undertake the upgrade, was funded under the Department of Transport’s Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program, with the work delivered in partnership with the City of Canning.

    The new shared path commences in Hale Road and traverses along the northern verge of Welshpool Road East, crossing the Rail Bridge and under Roe Highway.

    Mayor Margaret Thomas said, “Cycling is extremely popular and we acknowledge that there is a need for improvements to the road network to ensure cyclist and other road users can all enjoy travelling in our region.”

    “We have been successful in obtaining funding for a number of projects, with this one the latest to be completed, to further improve the network infrastructure.”

    The shared path will provide connectivity and a strategic link from Wattle Grove to the Roe Highway Principal Shared Path and greater pathway network. This project also provides improved access across the municipal borders of the City of Kalamunda and the City of Canning.

    “This project is extremely important as it directly acknowledges and supports the Community feedback received through the City of Kalamunda's community engagement undertaken as part of the development of the Kalamunda Bicycle Plan which was adopted in June 2018.”

    “Dubbed the ‘Welshpool Road East Route’, the new shared path provides a strategic link to Roe Highway for residents living in proximity of the route and provides better connections for commuters between the cities of Kalamunda and Canning.”

    The new route was virtually activated with a cyclist filming the ride along the new route and the footage streamed on the City’s Facebook page. Residents can also take a look on the City of Kalamunda You Tube channel.

    “Residents are encouraged to jump on their bikes and give the new shared path a go!”

    For more information on upcoming projects and upgrades under the WABN grants, please visit engage.kalamunda.wa.gov.au/wabn-projects

    For more information please phone 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

  • Update: 26 May 2020: High Wycombe Shared Path Decorative Project Engagement Outcomes

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    26 May 2020
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    The City of Kalamunda was awarded funding under the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants (WABN) Program(External link) to design and deliver improved bicycle routes in High Wycombe. The project will install shared paths that will connect students, residents and workers in the vicinity of High Wycombe to the new train station.

    The City of Kalamunda, in partnership with The Place Team (Town Team Movement) facilitated a three-stage process to engage with the community. The results have been used to inform a final art design brief for local indigenous artist, Aurora Abraham.

    Stage One - Co-Designing Community Values with Young People:

    Organising workshops with approx 90 students at High Wycombe Primary School and Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School on March 13, 2020. Our team facilitated artistic design workshops and storytelling sessions utilising different methods to engage with young people.

    The primary school students were asked to:

    • Share and draw their experiences with friends and families, riding bicycles and scooters, walking through their neighbourhood and hanging out in public spaces throughout High Wycombe.
    • ‘Freely’ draw their stories hanging out with mates in High Wycombe on long sheets of butcher’s paper during lunch period. Students were also encouraged to add comments and ideas to other students’ drawings.
    • Aurora Abraham presented her local indigenous family history and information regarding the six seasons for the purpose of sharing some of her own community values and indigenous knowledge. The students were able to ask questions about her stories and draw images of how it made them feel about High Wycombe.

    Stage Two – Interactive Survey:

    • Publishing an interactive online survey and short video explaining the results of stage one. The survey was made available for all High Wycombe residents to participate between 7 – 21 April 2020. The purpose of the survey was to prioritise and comment on the community values and initial design ideas.

    Stage Three – Outcomes Report and Final Design Principles:

    • Developing an engagement outcomes report and artistic brief with defined community values and design principles for local aboriginal artist, Aurora Abraham, to complete final art treatments for the future shared paths in High Wycombe.

    To view the outcomes of the student workshops and online survey, please take a look at the Engagement Report.