People riding bikes on the Coffs Coast are in for a treat with works set to begin on a new cycleway between Nambucca Heads and North Macksville this year.
The announcement comes following a $2.18 million funding boost from the NSW Government.
The cycleway will follow the picturesque Nambucca River where the Old Pacific Hwy or Giinagay Way is. It will link Florence Wilmont Drive in Nambucca Heads to Nursery Road in North Macksville.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavy MP said that cyclists will benefit from the project which will help encourage people to leave the car at home and get active.
"The new off-road Macksville to Nambucca Heads cycleway will provide an important link for bicycle riders in the area," Mrs Pavey said.
“By targeting investment to improve cycling in the areas where most short trips occur, the NSW Government is supporting more liveable and accessible communities and by creating safer, more convenient and better-connected cycleways, we are encouraging people to leave the car at home and get active."
Ms Pavy also acknowledged the work of Bicycle Network and Bicycle NSW in their efforts to make it easier for more people to ride across NSW.
“Importantly, the NSW Government is listening to key groups like Bicycle NSW and Bicycle Network to prioritise, plan and extend paths all over NSW.”
The funding is part of an $80 million programme under the Restart NSW initiative for important priorities and in addition to Active Transport Program funding.