$11 mil­lion for our river projects

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE - BY ROBERT MUIR

A to­tal of $11,022,000 from the NSW Gov­ern­ment has been al­lo­cated to cre­ate new tourism precincts along the Mur­ray River from Al­bury to Tocumwal, in­clud­ing the Corowa-Mul­wala Trail and the 10-year-old Corowa Fore­shore Mas­ter Plan.

Mem­ber for Al­bury Greg Aplin made the an­nounce­ment with May­ors from Al­bury City, Ber­ri­gan Shire and Fed­er­a­tion Coun­cils at Row­ers Park in Corowa on Wed­nes­day, April 4.

Mr Aplin said the new tourism cor­ri­dor named the ‘Mur­ray River Re­gional Ex­pe­ri­ences’ precinct will con­nect three ma­jor projects - the Al­bury River­side Precinct, Parks and Wet­lands Re­de­vel­op­ment, the Tocumwal Fore­shore Ac­ti­va­tion and Eco­nomic Re­vi­tali- sa­tion project, and the Corowa-Mul­wala Trail and Fore­shore Projects - cre­at­ing the ul­ti­mate river tourism ex­pe­ri­ence.

“To­day’s an­nounce­ment will trans­form our stun­ning wa­ter­ways and wet­lands into one of the state’s must-see river tourism trails,” Mr Aplin said.

“In short, this fund­ing will open up parts of the Mur­ray River that peo­ple have never be­fore been able to ex­plore.

“This fund­ing will be used to build new tourism fa­cil­i­ties that will give lo­cal res­i­dents and vis­i­tors ac­cess to parks, walk­ing and cy­cling trails, board­walks, man-made la­goons, bil­l­abongs and picnic fa­cil­i­ties.”

He said the an­nounce­ment is “one of the most sig­nif­i­cant tourism in­vest­ments in many,

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