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Glenelg Shire Council
Glenelg draft Budget 2013/14 available for public comment
22 May 2013. Glenelg Council's draft Budget 2013/14 is available for public comment until 7th June 2013, see council website here.
As a ratepayer and rider in the Shire of Glenelg now is the time for council to hear from you if you want more funding to improve the Glenelg riding environment. We encourage you to make a submission to council.
Bicycle Network's own budget submission to Glenelg 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.
Glenelg 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 Glenelg’s BiXE rating for 2012 is $4.90. This is below the Regional Zone council average for 2012, which is $6.47. This is based upon council spending of $104,000 and population of 21,236.
Relevant bicycle related investment for the 2012/2013 financial year includes but is not necessarily limited to expenditure upon the following projects/programs:
• Otway Street/Bridgewater Road Bridge over Henty Highway bike lanes and signage: Including line marking on the bridge to direct cyclists to the shoulder and installation of ‘cyclists ahead’ signs on both approaches to the bridge
• Fawthrop and Must Street, Portland, roundabout: Upgrade including bicycle lane line marking and pavement colouring
• Channelisation of intersection at Fitzroy Street/Hunter Street, Heywood: Including relocation of bike racks to a safer location
Additional spending sourced from external grants and funds may apply, but that is outside the scope of BiXE reporting.
The Shire of Glenelg was one of the Regional Zone councils added for the first time in 2011. Insufficient data is available to determine a five-year BiXE average.
See full BiXE report available here.
Federal Heritage funding for Lake Condah bike trails
4 May 2009. The construction of new mountain bike trails in Mt. Eccles National Park will proceed, backed by the Federal Government's Jobs Fund.
The trails will pass through the Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape, and will be part of a larger development that will seek to build on the Aboriginal farming heritage in the area and will focus on eel trapping and processing.
A sum of $360,000 will be made available to fund the plan for the whole development.
The bike trails will run between the Mt. Eccles Visitor Centre on the eastern side of the Park, and Lake Condah on the western side. The Park already has ample camping and walking facilities, and is easily accessible from Hamilton, Port Fairy, and Portland.