New Gnangara Shared Path boosts safety, connects neighbourhoods

Published on: Monday, December 11, 2023

The City of Swan has opened the Gnangara Shared Path along Gnangara Road, boosting safety and connectivity in Ellenbrook and Aveley.

The $355,000 project was fully funded by the State Government as part of its cycling election commitment package to create new riding and walking infrastructure across Western Australia.

Gnangara Road has been the subject of extensive road upgrades in recent years and this path is a welcome addition to Aveley’s growing active transport network.

Tanya Richardson, City of Swan Mayor, officially opened the path alongside Jessica Stojkovski MLA, who represented Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Transport.

Mayor Richardson said the 1.3km-long, 3m-wide shared path extension along Gnangara Road would have many benefits for the community.

“Not only does the shared path encourage people of all ages and abilities to engage in riding and walking, but it also helps create a safe, connected and healthy community,” she said.

“It gives residents a dedicated space for outdoor activities and promotes an active lifestyle.”

Students and teachers from the nearby Swan Valley Anglican Community School also attended the opening event where they shared positive feedback about the new path. 

The path provides safe access to local amenities, including the school and a shopping complex, by keeping pedestrians away from the recently duplicated Gnangara Road. 

“The upgrade safely links neighbourhoods and improves accessibility for people walking, wheeling and riding by offering a separate pathway away from vehicles, reducing the risk of accidents,” Mayor Richardson said. 

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