The Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC), and its member Councils – Town of Bassendean, City of Bayswater, City of Belmont, Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan – in partnership with Curtin University, hosted two community cycle network forums across the region during March 2011. These forum events were a huge success with over 100 people particpating in the identification of existing and future infrastructure for cycling in Perth’s Eastern Region. The data collected from these forums was be fed into the formulation of a Regional Cycle Master Plan to guide and informÂ the future provision of cycle infrastructure throughout Perth’s Eastern Region.
On 25 May 2011, ARRB Completed the Final Regional Cycle Network Masterplan. The final plan has been submitted to the Department of Transport for endorsement. This Masterplan was presented to the member Councils to inform key theÂ stakeholders and decision makers of the Masterplan to assist them when planning for the expansion and maintenance associated with their respective cycle networks. The Masterplan will also be presented to Council in early July for endorsement.
The EMRC is now seeking comment on the complete Regional Cycle Network Masterplan. The period for comment shall commence on 4 July 2011, and close on 25 July 2011. Comments should be addressed to Theresa Garvey, Manager Regional Development, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, 226 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont WA 6104. Alternatively comments may be submitted via email:Â Theresa.Garvey@emrc.org.au (Subject line to read: Comment Regional Cycle Network Masterplan).Â All comments should be submitted by the close of business 25 July 2011.
The master plan is broken down into 20 documents, which is the master plan and nineteen appendixes. Â The plan and associated appendixes can be downloaded from the EMRC website.