Get NSW Active


Project overview

The NSW Government is committed to encouraging people to walk or cycle as part of their everyday travel.

The Get NSW Active program provides local councils with funding for projects that create safe, easy and enjoyable walking and cycling trips. These trips help to relieve pressure on our roads and public transport networks and are part of a healthy lifestyle for NSW communities. 

2023/24 program  

Minister for Transport Jo Haylen has announced $39.5 million in funding for more than 80 walking and cycling projects across NSW. This funding is for 50 Councils to deliver projects including new footpaths, new cycleways and improved safety features that will contribute to shaping healthier communities throughout the State. It comes on top of $10.5 million of projects already announced. 
The 2023-24 program, which includes $50 million of funding in total, generated a record 523 applications from local regional and metropolitan Councils. 
A full list of successful projects can be found here: Program Years 2023/24 (PDF, 427.45 KB).

More Information

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Get NSW Active’s strategic objectives are aimed at: 

  • improving bike riding to and within centres, neighbourhoods and to key destinations
  • improving walkability in centres, neighbourhoods and at key destinations, and
  • enabling vibrant centres and liveable neighbourhoods through the creation of street environments that prioritise walking and cycling. 

Transport for NSW under this grants program, encourages councils to plan ahead, develop a program of works and consider different funding options for proposed projects.

This approach enables Transport for NSW to progressively plan and expand networks and support councils to develop a sustainable forward program of walking and cycling projects that provides tangible benefits for our communities and customers.

*Get NSW Active was formerly named the Walking and Cycling Program