Bicycle Network: Directory
Moyne Shire Council
Moyne riders - drafting of council Budget 2013/14 underway
05 March 2013. As you read this Council is preparing its draft 2013/14 Budget. The time to act is now for more bike infrastructure funding!
As a ratepayer and rider now is the time for Council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the local riding environment.
Click here to tell your Council to invest in bike infrastructure (E-mail contact for Council provided) in the 2013/14 Budget.
May 05. Moyne Shire Council approved the feasibility study to convert the old Warrnambool-Port Fairy rail line into a rail trail. In their budget the council approved $7,500 for the Committee of Management to start making progress on the trail.
The feasibility study was prepared after extensive research, a series of workshops, public meetings, and interviews with a mixture of key stakeholders including a number of landowners adjoining the railway corridor.
It outlines how a rail trail would be developed, how much it would cost and the management issues associated with such a trail, along with the conditions needed to allow the rail trail conversion.
The original railway line is overgrown in places, weeds have taken over, fences have deteriorated and the old bridges have become unusable since the railway ceased operations in 1977.
The consulting team has compiled a detailed report on the works needed along the reserve to permit use by walkers and cyclists.
These improvements include trail surfacing, fencing and gates, bridge restoration, safe road crossings, signposting and interpretation. The study reviewed concerns of neighbouring landowners and identified linkages from the trail to other local and regional attractions.
Become a Friend of the Rail Trail
Bev Dowdell is building a Friends Group. If you would like to be involved contact Bev on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5561 2010.