Walsh prom­ises to com­plete trail

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS -

MEM­BER for Mur­ray Plains Peter Walsh was in Kyabram re­cently to an­nounce The Na­tion­als’ $430,000 plan to fin­ish the Kyabram Walk­ing and Cy­cling Trail.

If elected, The Na­tion­als will close the loop for lo­cal walk­ers, run­ners and bike rid­ers by help­ing com­plete the ‘miss­ing link’ along Breen Ave, boost­ing com­mu­nity safety and en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals and visi­tors alike to get ac­tive.

Mr Walsh said the cur­rent sec­tions were com­pleted in 2013, and this ad­di­tional $430,000 would help fin­ish the job.

‘‘The Kyabram Walk­ing and Cy­cling Trail has been a boon for the com­mu­nity, help­ing lo­cal peo­ple stay ac­tive and giv­ing visi­tors a unique way to see the town,’’ Mr Walsh said.

‘‘But with a miss­ing link along Breen Ave, lo­cals and visi­tors are forced onto the road­side to get to the next sec­tion of the track, which is a par­tic­u­lar con­cern for fam­i­lies with young chil­dren.’’

The Breen Ave sec­tion will link with com­pleted sec­tions at Kyabram-Cooma Rd and Al­lan St, com­plet­ing the trail’s loop.

The pro­posed fi­nal sec­tion would be jointly funded by Cam­paspe Shire and The Na­tion­als.

‘‘In ad­di­tion to en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to keep ac­tive, it will be a valu­able tourist at­trac­tion once com­plete,’’ he said. ‘‘This will have a great eco­nomic ben­e­fit for a range of busi­nesses and help show­case our re­gion to visi­tors.’’

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