Tourism ben­e­fit from new walk­ing tracks

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Vic­to­rian Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for Re­gional Vic­to­ria Danielle Green be­lieves the open­ing of a new net­work of walk­ing tracks at Mur­toa, Minyip, Yaapeet and Woome­lang will en­hance tourism op­por­tu­ni­ties in Yar­ri­ambi­ack Shire.

Ms Green said the new tracks, cre­ated with money which in­cluded $112,200 from the State Gov­ern­ment, gave vis­i­tors ‘even greater’ rea­son to stop and en­joy the beauty of the re­gion.

“This pro­ject will sup­port the growth of tourism in Yar­ri­ambi­ack and give lo­cals some­where to get to­gether – and that’s im­por­tant in any ru­ral town,” she said.

“The gov­ern­ment got be­hind this pro­ject when the re­gion was heav­ily im­pacted by drought, in a show of our on­go­ing sup­port for com­mu­nity re­silience and in mak­ing re­gional Vic­to­ria an even bet­ter place to live, visit and in­vest in.”

The pro­ject in­volved re­gional con­trac­tors to de­velop five walk­ing tracks – at Rabl Park, Mur­toa, Minyip Bush­lands Re­serve and at Minyip Wet­lands, Cronomby Tanks, Woome­lang and at Tur­key Bot­tom Ponds, Yaapeet.

The tracks are ac­ces­si­ble to trav­ellers and car­a­van­ers as well as res­i­dents.

The Yar­ri­ambi­ack coun­cil in­vested $17,000, matched by fund­ing from com­mu­nity groups in Mur­toa, Minyip, Woome­lang and Yaapeet.

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