Scenic track opens recreation options
GAYNDAH’S river track is taking shape.
The scenic walk along the Burnett River will be a tourist attraction and provide a recreational area for the community.
The first stage of the development has been funded by $20,000 from the flood recovery money that must be spent before June 30.
The funding does not cover infrastructure on its own and there is a requirement that the project builds social cohesion in the community.
This will involve building creative flood markers and using plaques to illustrate the history of the area.
The walk will follow the banks of the river from Gayndah Swimming Pool to the caravan park on Barrow St.
Project organiser Lex Webster said the track was “basically in place”.
“We just have to fill the ravine up near the museum. Then we can link the two tracks,” he said.
“There’s so much potential. It’s endless what you can do.”
The first stage of the track will be between the Gayndah Museum on Simon St and the Golden Orange Hotel-Motel on Maltby Pl.
The Gayndah Rotary Club has been the instigator of the walkway and the Lions Club has chipped in with $5000.
A guided walk along the first section is on December 10, meeting at 5pm at the Golden Orange Hotel-Motel.
A barbecue will follow.
SERENE TRACK: Gayndah’s River Walk is taking shape.