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Community Paths Program

Project description

Canberra is home to a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes that make it easier and safer for people to travel actively throughout our city.

We want people to choose to travel actively. Active travel improves health and wellbeing, reduces the prevalence of chronic diseases, creates accessible communities, and increases the social and economic prosperity of a community.

Each year a program of community path improvements is carried out. This includes adding new connections into the community path network and upgrading existing connections as needed.

Below is the current program of works for 2019-20. The ACT Government is fast tracking additional infrastructure projects to keep Canberra working through the COVID-19 pandemic. These projects include path and crossing improvements which have been requested by members of the community or have been identified as missing links in our shared path network. To find out what projects are being delivered, visit the fast-track program website.


LocationSuburbScope of work
Giralang Primary SchoolGiralangUpgrade sections of concrete path to provide better access to Giralang Primary School and shops.
Barr Smith AvenueBonythonNew concrete path on Barr Smith Avenue to the west of Ebenezer Street on the southern side of the street.
Link from Wambool Street to Kootara CrescentNarrabundahNew concrete path from Kootara Street past the community oval to the park, connecting to Wambool Street. 
Cockcroft AvenueMonashNew concrete path between Monash shops and bus stops.
Off Batchelor Street and Horrocks Street intersectionTorrensNew concrete path connection from Batchelor Street to the trunk path along Athllon Drive.
McCaughey StreetTurnerUpgrade the trunk path along the ANU-Dickson community route to relieve cycling and walking congestion.
Darling StreetBartonConstruction missing kerb ramps along the local community route.
New South Wales CrescentBartonRaised pedestrian crossing on New South Wales Crescent at the end of Telopea Park.
Gungahlin DriveNgunnawalNew concrete path to provide a link from the retirement village to Casey Market Town.
Mt Stromlo HS/Arawang PS to Hindmarsh DriveWaramangaNew 2.5 metre asphalt path between Hindmash Drive and Arawang PS and Mt Stromlo HS.
Soward WayGreenwayNew concrete path to link between parking areas and Soward Way.
New concrete path along Soward Way from Athllon Drive towards Tuggeranong Archery Club.
Currie CrescentKingstonNew concrete paths from on-street drop-off zones to Goodstart Early Learning Centre
Swinden StreetDownerAccess improvements to the Swinden Street light rail stop.

Community path maintenance

Requests to build missing links or to upgrade existing paths are received from members of the public. Roads ACT use a warrant system to confirm the need for, and priorities of all requests. For more information on this process, click here.

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