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Murrindindi Shire Council
Murrindindi 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.
Oct 04. The Shires of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield have contributed $15K each to provide matching funding for a $45,000 grant from Commonwealth Government's AusIndustry Regional Partnership Program. The funding will be used infrastructure works and for branding the rail trail.
Another $100K grant was received through the Commonwealth Government's AusIndustry Australian Tourism Development Program to conduct a detailed Concept Design & Business Plan for Stage 1 of the Rail Trail.
This rail trail has the potential to be one of the best in Australia as it passes through historic towns and has unique historical features. These include the 200m long Cheviot Tunnel the rail bridge over Lake Eildon at Bonnie Doon, the Trawool Valleyand the historic station buildings at Yea and Mansfield (both now visitor information centres).
Jun 03. A new 7.6km shared path alongside the Yea Rd and King Parrot Creek in Murrindindi Shire will connect the hamlets of Silver Creek Rd, Hazeldene and Flowerdale. Work is well underway, with several sections of the path complete and already being well used by residents. The path will connect to the shops and school.
Bicycle Network Victoria met with council officers to provide comment and advice on some of the more difficult sections of trail, as well as recommend appropriate treatments for road crossings and barriers.
The path should be complete by the end of the year. Murrindindi Shire is also planning to construct a shared path in Buxton, which will connect residential areas to Rotary Park, the school, shop and the "meeting of the waters".