Council is supporting the State Government’s Wide Bay Burnett Principal Cycle Network Plan.
Council is supporting the State Government’s Wide Bay Burnett Principal Cycle Network Plan. Luka Kauzlaric

Cycle plan gets backing from council

GYMPIE Regional Council has thrown its support behind the State Government's Wide Bay Burnett Principal Cycle Network Plan, which aims to encourage the use of bicycles for transport.

The plan uses a "one-network" approach which means it will integrate state-controlled roads, local government roads and off-road paths to provide a safe, direct and connected cycle path network."

GRC has allocated an average $250,000 a year for the past three years for the construction of new pedestrian and cycle paths and has allocated $898,000 this financial year.

"However, it is important that this cycle plan, which will guide the future planning and investment decisions for cycle infrastructure, considers the specific needs of the Gympie region," social wellbeing portfolio councillor Rae Gate said.

"We have provided feedback to the state government on the local implications of the plan and recommended some key areas that the plan needs to address."