Bicycle Network: Directory
East Gippsland Council
East Gippsland draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
09 May 2013. East Gippsland Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 31st May 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the Shire of East Gippsland now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the East Gippsland riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to East Gippsland Council is available here.
Bicycle Network Victoria needs your membership support to continue to campaign for improving riding conditions for all riders. Become a member and receive crash cover and support, rider information and deals and help improve riding conditions.
East Gippslane 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.
Bicycle Expenditure Index (BiXE) 2012
15 November 2012. The Shire of East Gippsland’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $5.96. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $266,500 and population of 44,680.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Swifts Creek River Loop Walk: shared path linking town centre with Tambo River, caravan park and bush nursing centre
• Contribution to Buchan shared path: linking main street to kindergarten, community centre and primary school
• Implementation of Access and Mobility Plan: Including construction of 370m of new shared path along the Main Street in Bairnsdale
• Contribution to 2012 RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of this report.
The Shire of East Gippsland achieved a five-year BiXE average of $7.52. This is above the Regional Zone council five-year average for 2012, which is $5.95.
See full BiXE report available here.
See media here.
June 05. Students at Marlo are set to enjoy a safer journey to school after the announcement of $48,000 in funding from the state government for a new shared pedestrian and bike path near the local primary school. The new pedestrian and bike path will be built separately alongside the road to keep children safely away from traffic.
East Gippsland Shire has also contributed $10,000 to make the project possible and will work closely with the state government. In regional areas the Bracks government is set to spend $1.847 million delivering 43km of new bicycle facilities to encourage cycling as an environmentally friendly healthy transport alternative.
Jun 03. A new trail now connects the East Gippsland Rail Trail to Lakes Entrance via the Colquhoun Forest. The Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail is a high standard compacted gravel recreation trail for cyclists and pedestrians that follows the route of an old tramway.
The trail intersects with the East Gippsland Rail Trail 11km east of Bruthen and runs for 16 km alongside the Mississippi Creek until it meets Colquhoun Rd, leading 8km into Lakes Entrance.
Signage and picnic areas are provided. For further information about the trail contact Andrew Sharpe phone BH (03) 5152 0406
Mar 03. An application for funding the final section of the East Gippsland Rail Trail from Nowa Nowa to Orbost has been knocked back. The East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee will continue to work on improving their trail, with the long-term aim of extending it an extra 38km to Orbost.