Goughs Bay track cops a beating
Local residents urge council to help fix walking track problems
DRAINAGE problems and rogue vehicles have conspired to damage Goughs Bay’s foreshore walking track.
The track, which is used by a local walking group multiple times a week, as well as many bikes and prams on the weekend, has become treacherous to walk on and unsightly to look at during the winter.
To rectify the problem, members of the local community would like to see council add more drainage along the track to prevent flooding, and place signage along the track to dissuade vehicles from driving along the track illegally.
Vehicles driving along the track is of particular concern to members of the local community, who have had multiple run-ins with individuals driving illegally and dangerously on the track.
“It damages the track, especially in the winter,” said Goughs Bay local Glenis Skinner.
Ms Skinner says that when t he walking t r ack was fi r st opened there was a ‘no vehicles’ sign, and hopes that this kind of signage can be resurrected at the track.
“This is supposed to be maintained by the shire,” said Ms Skinner.
“I don’t think we need to go as far as bollards.
“But we would certainly like to see a sign that indicates that this is not for vehicles.”
The Mansfield Shire’s new works coordinator plans to visit the sight and meet with concerned residents this week.
CONCERNED RESIDENTS: Goughs Bay locals (from left) Glenis Skinner and Coral Guerin inspect tyre marks along the Goughs Bay walking track.