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Golden Plains Shire Council
Golden Plains 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.
Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail
Mar 04. The Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail Restoration Project was officially opened by the Hon. John Brumby on Friday 12 March at Nimmons Bridge.
Golden Plains Shire Council upgraded the timber trestlebridge last year, one of the largest of it's kind in Victoria. The bridge crosses the Woady Yaloak River at Newtown, approximately 22kms along the rail trail from the Avenue of Honour in Ballarat. Handrails have been installed for safety and picnic facilities have been placed nearby.
Children from Woady Yalloak Primary School were the first to ride over the bridge once the ribbon was cut.
Golden Plains Shire has also upgraded the trail surface between Smythesdale and Pittong and installed information shelters along the trail.The council also needs to improve the legibility of the trail at Smythesdale which currently appears to stop at the recreation ground.
For a description of the rail trail see Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail