Tracks and Trails

Background

Baw Baw Shire has a network of trails and tracks used by the community for a variety of leisure pursuits including cycling, walking and running. Council has prioritised a series of trails requiring investment.

Situation Analysis

The Two Town Trail connecting Warragul and Drouin is extremely popular with families and children. Though the trail ends in Warragul, neighbouring Nilma is also connected through a footpath network along Queen Street. Construction of a shared pathway in the vein of the Two Towns Trail, running 10kms from Nilma to Yarragon would provide an off-road trail from Drouin to Yarragon.

The popular Rokeby Rail Trail runs for around 7kms from Rokeby to Neerim, through the Crossover National Park and the town of Neerim South. Extending the trail, a further 10kms north to Noojee would create a link to the historic town.

A south bound extension to Warragul would link the trail to the largest town in the shire.

Further trails are needed in the north of the shire, to link the towns of Rawson and Erica. Also in Erica, the Erica Mountain Bike Park is in need of an upgrade.

What is Needed?

Funding to complete a feasibility into tracks and trails opportunities in the shire. Government support to implement the findings of the feasibility study.

Cost

  • $50k feasibility study
  • $10m+