A $900,000 shared pathway will provide a vital connection for cyclists and pedestrians thanks to the work of NSW Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson.

Mr Anderson announced the project on Tamworth’s Goonoo Goonoo Road this week and said it involved the construction of a 1450-metre-long, 2.5-metre-wide concrete shared path along the highway with a small portion of the path to be constructed on Greg Norman Drive.

“The construction of the path will provide safe cyclist and pedestrian access to sporting facilities and Stage One of the $17.2 million Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence that will provide an extension to the Tamworth Sports Dome,” Mr Anderson said. “I’m a big believer in people’s safety and the construction of a shared path will create a safe route for people to walk or cycle to the multiple sporting facilities around Jack Smyth Drive and reduce the reliance on cars.”

The Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence (NICSE) is currently under construction and there is room for future expansion works including a proposed aquatics centre.