Stuart Ayres, MP for Penrith, announced last week that $2.5 million has been allocated to prepare Lapstone Hill Tunnel at Glenbrook to be used for recreational purposes including bike riding.
Once completed, the tunnel will link Glenbrook and Lapstone villages with Leonay and Penrith’s Great River Walk. Blue Mountains Council are expecting works to start this year
About the Glenbrook Tunnel
It was closed in 1913, before being used for mushroom growing and then as mustard gas storage in World War II. After the war, it returned to being used for growing mushrooms, but is still closed to the public.
“While the tunnel is relatively short, opening it to the public will be transformative for active transport users wanting to travel between Sydney and the Blue Mountains,” said Kim Lavender, Bicycle NSW Communications Manager.
You can follow the progress of the Glenbrook Tunnel opening here.