The multi-million dollar strategy designed to improve pedestrian and bike access across Griffith has been adopted by council.
The strategy outlines 146 kilometres of improved paths and cycleways across the Griffith local government area, including a list of 30 top priority pathways expected to be built over the next few years.
The cost to fully implement the strategy would be around $42 million dollars, meaning it would take 200 years to be completed under the current council budget.
However Griffith City Council has advised it will regularly seek additional funding through developer contributions as well as state and federal government grants.
Speaking at Tuesday night's council meeting, Councillor Brian Simpson said it was important to have the strategy adopted so that funding could be sourced.
"I think it's a great document that staff have put together with a lot of input from the community," Cr Simpson said.
This won't stay on the shelf it will be opened and used and acted upon whenever and however possible in terms of fundingCouncillor Brian Simpson
"Yes there has been some comment from around the community that this would take a long, long time to fulfill in terms of funding but we've got to have the review in there to attract that extra funding.
"This won't stay on the shelf it will be opened and used and acted upon whenever and however possible in terms of funding."
The update was adopted unanimously by the attending councillors.
As well as footpaths for pedestrians, the update also includes a number of shared pathways and cycleways to be used by cyclists.
Craig Tilston, president of the Griffith Cycle Club, said bringing more off-road bike paths to the region was a win for recreational and beginner cyclists.
"It's good for casual riders, good for families and good for pedestrians," Mr Tilston said.
"The cycle paths like the one out to Lake Wyangan, the one out to Hanwood and the new ones they're putting in are perfect for those who want to ride off the road as well as families riding together.
"Any infrastructure that helps with people being able to get out and do recreation and any sort of fitness is a fantastic thing."
Mr Tilston said it was "not realistic" for road cyclists travelling in a bunch to use the pathways due to the limited space.
The top priority pathways named in the strategy - on Merrigal Street and Sidlow Road - would connect the city's pathway network with aged care homes such as Pioneers Lodge and Griffith Retirement Estate.
Speaking to The Area News in June, Griffith Retirement Estate said the proposed pathways were "great news" for residents at the homes.
"We have a lot of really active residents who love walking and we can see that with the growth of the estate and the surrounding areas we need a footpath to keep everybody safe," Ms Mason said.
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