Swansea Crown Reserve Secures Funding


Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley today announced over $125,000 to design and plan a new shared cycle and walkway at Belmont Wetlands State Park to connect onto the popular Fernleigh Track.

The NSW Government grant is being provided by Crown Lands in the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure from the Crown Reserve Improvements Fund (CRIF). 

The CRIF funding will support Belmont Wetlands State Park to design and develop the shared cycle and walkway project and complete planning documentation. 

The pathway will extend the existing Fernleigh Track recreation areas and adjacent to beach and wetland areas to allow more people to enjoy the park's natural bushland surrounds. It will also allow the park to host educational and experience events and activities such as cultural and heritage walks, bird walks and tours.

Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley said:

"It's fantastic that $125,840 has been allocated to Belmont Wetlands State Park to help it to design and plan a new shared cycle and walking pathway.

"The pathway will connect the popular Fernleigh Track to recreation and beach areas in the park to improve community recreation and pedestrian and bicycle safety."

Minister for Lands and Property Steve Kamper said:

"There are thousands of reserves across the state managed by Crown Lands, community boards and local councils.

"This grant for Swansea is part of $14.578 million being offered by the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund statewide to support 144 projects.

"These projects will benefit many thousands of people and the cultural, sporting and recreational life of hundreds of local communities."