Scenic track opens recre­ation op­tions

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

Photo: Bran­don Livesay

SERENE TRACK: Gayn­dah’s River Walk is tak­ing shape.

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