A NEW shared pedestrian and bike path will connect the Warragul CBD and sporting facilities in the town’s south-east to the Two Towns Trail.
The 600 metre extension of the popular trail, which provides a safe route for cyclists and pedestrians travelling between Drouin, Waterford Rise and Warragul, and upgrades to Rotary Park were announced by Narracan MP Gary Blackwood last week.
Funding for the $429,000 project will mostly come from the state government, with an $80,000 contribution from the Baw Baw Shire Council and $40,000 from the Warragul Rotary Club.
“The trail currently ends on the western edge of Warragul’s existing developed area and building the 600 metre trail extension will connect commuters to Rotary Park and to Warragul’s CBD via existing paths,” Mr Blackwood said in a media release.
“The trail connection will provide a vital link from Warragul’s Waterford Rise estate to Rotary Park, the CBD and sporting facilities to the south.
“The project also includes redeveloping Rotary Park as the trail’s new start and end point.
“This will see removal of currently outdated play equipment, installation of new playground equipment, development of pathways to better connect surrounding housing to the park and Trail, landscaping, installation of park benches, bike racks and signage.”
The project is expected to be completed in June next year.
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