WA Bicycle Network Grants Program
About the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program
The WABN Grants program is one of the key actions detailed in the Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031 which sets out a framework for the provision of a safe and sustainable cycling network across WA. For more information visit the WA Bicycle Network Plan project page.
Funding is available to local government authorities in WA, for up to 50 per cent of the total project cost, for the design and implementation of bicycle network infrastructure and programs in accordance with State Government priorities set out in the WABN Plan.
Projects are encouraged to be spread over two financial years to facilitate high quality planning and design. To enable project staging, funding may be applied for in two consecutive financial years.
To see previous grant recipients and awarded projects please view the list or map below.
For more information about the WABN Grants please email WABN grants or call 6551 6810 (metropolitan projects) or 6551 6752 (regional projects). To subscribe to the WABN Grants Program updates, you can subscribe here.
WABN grants application process
Application rounds for the WABN Grants Program have been run on an annual basis, however due to a comprehensive program review underway in 2021 the grant intake was suspended and funding is instead being offered to eligible projects on the reserve funding list for delivery in 2022-23.
The reserve funding list is made up of projects that met funding criteria but were waitlisted due to a shortfall in funds available for allocation.
This review is being undertaken in 2021 to address recommendations from audits, advice in the Auditor General’s Report on Grants Administration released 28 January 2021, feedback from previous grant recipients and program stakeholders, and sustained growth in funding demand.
The next grant application intake will occur in early 2022 for projects in 2023-24 and 2024-25.
WABN Grants 2021-22 / 2022-23
The WABN Grants program application round for projects to be delivered in 2021-22 and 2022-23 commenced in May 2020 with briefing sessions. Expressions of Interest (EOI) were received for 133 projects across 68 local governments for $22.7 million worth of funding.
Following a shortlisting process, full proposal applications were received in August 2020 and of applications took place from September to November 2020, with recommendations subsequently made to the Minister for Transport.
A full list of metropolitan and regional projects awarded grants can be found below.
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|22/01/2021: Record WA cycling investment continues with latest grants round|
WA Bicycle Network Grants Program projects
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