Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Supplementary Budget Estimates 16 October 2012 Question: 11
Topic: National Cycling Strategy
Asked By: Senator LUDLAM
Type of Question: Written
Date set by the committee for the return of answer: 7 December 2012
The National Cycling Strategy 2005-10 noted that spending across all three spheres of government on cycling infrastructure and facilities, coordination and planning, road safety for cyclists and cycling promotion and education was in the order of $100 million each year, and that this compared to more than $5 billion being spent on new road infrastructure annually.
1. Does this department play any role in advising or lobbying for an annualised fund for bike infrastructure?
2. What would an annualised spend of $80 million translate to in terms of jobs in Australian regions?
The National Cycling Strategy is the responsibility of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.