Latest State Budget News from Katie Gilfillan at the Bicycle Institute…
1. BUG Network Update:
- Firstly – a big welcome to Daniel who has recently created a Barossa Valley BUG and joined our SA BUG network. If you know anyone who lives in the Barossa and cycles share the news. Yesterday I met with Daniel and the Barossa Mayor Bim Lange to talk all things cycling. Bim was very receptive as a rider himself. It was exciting to hear about his plans for the area.
- Secondly – welcome to Manfred our KI BUG rep 🙂 It’s great to have you on board.
2. Funding Available for Cycling Projects – ‘spread the word‘:
I know lots of us have cycling projects in our local area that we would love to see funded. Now is a great chance to approach your elected members/council staff to encourage them to put in an application for funds from a ‘local stimulus’ funding bucket recently announced by the State Government. The funding is for community projects and the Premier has specifically announced this includes cycling trails. I don’t see why this couldn’t include paths such as an Aldinga/Willunga connection but don’t know the exact criteria.
If anyone wants to talk about who to approach or how please let me know – I’m happy to help. It would be great to get plenty of applications in to show there is great interest in local councils for more funding for cycle trails.
Even just making sure your council knows about the opportunity would be a real win.
Thanks, Katie Gilfillan
Chair, The Bicycle Institute of SA (BISA)
0416 294 134