A name for the newly-extended shared trail along the West Kiewa River in Mount Beauty will be finalised through the formal place naming process, after a fantastic community survey response helped us narrow down the options.
05 February 2021
We had 279 total response to our community survey - thank you to everyone who shared their views!
Respondents were asked to select between three possible names - Pebble Beach Trail, Kiewa River Trail and Corner Pool Trail.
There was also an option to select ‘Other’ and nominate a different name.
The name Pebble Beach Trail secured the largest number of individual votes by a small margin.
However, as a grouping, Kiewa River Trail plus other similar versions which made reference to the Kiewa River had the largest number of votes.
60 respondents suggested names that differed from the three proposed names.
Approximately 30% of respondents who selected “Other” suggested a name that recognised the region’s Traditional Owners but didn’t use the word ‘kiewa’, which translates to ‘sweet water’.
A full list of the alternative suggestions can be found here.