Kiewa Valley river walks response

Council has allocated funds to several walking tracks in the Kiewa Valley as a part of its draft budget.

The tracks included for funding from Council are the Ryders Lane shared path in Tawonga and the River Trail in Mount Beauty. Council will help facilitate the state government funded Fisherman’s track project in Tawonga.

Council will contribute $50,000 from its draft budget towards the Ryders Lane shared path project. The 1150 metre sealed path will stretch from the Kiewa Valley Highway to the caravan park and swimming area. The Uppers Kiewa Valley Lions Club’s contribution of $10,000 will greatly enhance the project’s benefit to the community.

The Fisherman’s Track in Tawonga is a part of the Department of Primary Industries project ‘Go Fishing’. The one kilometre track will head upstream from Ryders Bridge. State government will provide up to $90,000 that will be used to construct the track, a bridge and tables while also providing river access. Council will act as a link between the community and the Department of Primary Industries for the project.

Mount Beauty’s proposed River Trail will receive $15,000 out of Council’s draft budget. The initial stage of the trail will start at the Embankment Drive bend and stretch the one kilometre downstream to Pebble Beach. A lot of the preliminary works are still to be finalised included management and ownership issues, land clearing works as well as Department of Sustainability and Environment and North East Catchment Management Authority requirements.

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