WA Bicycle Network Grants Program

The WA Bicycle Network (WABN) Grants Program is a State Government initiative that provides funding to local governments to deliver active transport infrastructure that supports more people to walk, wheel and ride as part of their everyday journeys.

About the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program

The next WABN Grants Program intake will be open from Monday 29 July 2024 until 5 pm Friday 6 September 2024. 

Refer to the WABN Grants Program resources below for the most up to date Program Procedures and Grant Opportunity Guidelines. These documents contain critical information about the Program and will support quality applications.

The Department of Transport will be holding two online briefing sessions:

The WABN Grants Program is administered by the Department of Transport and matches local government expenditure dollar-for-dollar (up to 50 per cent of the total project cost). Local governments apply for funding under the Program with application rounds open every one to two years, dependant on funding availability.

For the 2024 intake, funding support will consider a four-year program period to help facilitate higher value projects, ensuring quality planning, design and construction to enhance safety and accessibility of critical active transport routes.

The metropolitan stream of the Program has undergone a refresh to better maximise the State Government’s strong investment in public transport infrastructure to the priorities of the long-term cycle network.

Eligibility of metropolitan projects will focus on projects within two kilometres of new METRONET stations to help fill significant gaps in the cycle network to key public transport sites.

Regional projects submitted for grant funding need to consider the relevant regional 2050 cycling strategy, if one exists. Each strategy includes a short-term implementation program (action plan) to prioritise the delivery of infrastructure, activation and capacity building projects which are eligible for funding through this grants program.

Regional local governments without a relevant regional 2050 cycling strategy are still encouraged to apply for funding for projects that connect town centres and schools, as well as those creating cycle tourism or recreational opportunities.

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WABN Grants Program resources

Information and guidance essential to the WABN Grants Program is contained within the following documents.

Resources related to planning and designing active transport solutions can be found on the planning and designing guidance webpage.   

Latest WABN grants awarded

An application round for Perth Bike Network and Regional Bike Network projects to be delivered in 2023-24 and 2024-25 closed on 3 November 2022. A full list of metropolitan and regional projects awarded grants can be found below.

Program supporting documentation (policy, procedures, guidelines and FAQs) for this round can be found under WABN Grants Program resources below.

12/06/2024: New bike network grants to focus on public transport connections
24/03/2023: WA communities to receive more than $9 million in bike path grants

Awarded Active Travel Officer grants

Our first Active Travel Officer (ATO) grant intake was offered in the previous WABN grant round, closing on 18 November 2022, for ATOs commencing in 2023-24.

The ATO grants support local governments to employ an ATO for 3 years, to increase capacity and expertise to develop and deliver local active travel initiatives.

The successful local government authorities awarded grants from 2023-24 were:

  • City of Greater Geraldton
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Kwinana
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Wanneroo
  • Town of Cottesloe
Page last updated: Tue Jul 16 2024 2:14:10 PM