The expansion of Wagga's active travel network is on the horizon after the council received $3.8 million for the second stage of the project.
Wagga council will start its detailed planning to identify the additional routes to the city's CBD and other popular destinations that will be delivered with the money received by the state government.
Regional activation director Michael Keys said this was a fantastic outcome and puts the city on track towards building one of the largest networks available.
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"We will have a network through the city that is the envy of any other regional city in Australia," he said.
"We have seen through COVID that people are out there on the paths, cycling and walking. It is a good take up and a positive message getting out there."
Mr Keys said that additional funding will be required to complete all of the cycling network identified in stage two of the project, which is expected to cost about $9 million.
"We will continue to work with (the state government) to advocate for more funding, but we also have to be able to carry out the work too and have the resources to get out there and do the design and implement the work," he said.
"We will take it in little pieces, but certainly $3.8 million is a fantastic outcome for the city."