Tourism trail works funded

March 28, 2018

Big announcement: (from left) Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica, Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum, Mayor of Greater Shepparton City Kim O’Keeffe and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

Moira Shire Council has been awarded $2.7million in funding from the Federal Government’s Regional Jobs and Investment Packages to fill two gaps that exist in the 5km Yarrawonga Tourism Trail from the current traffic bridge on the foreshore to the Silverwoods development.

Works will include construction of a shared pathway along an 800m section of River Rd, to be undertaken by Goulburn-Murray Water, and the foreshore development of The Point further to the east.

Works at The Point, to be undertaken by Lotus Living, will include the development of shared pathways, a boardwalk, jetties, retaining wall and viewing platforms as well as landscaping.

Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica said this funding was a terrific win for Yarrawonga and the shire.

‘‘Once complete, this tourism trail will provide safe offroad passage offering picturesque and uninterrupted views across Lake Mulwala for the thousands of tourists who visit the region each year,’’ Cr Mustica said.

‘‘This funding will help Yarrawonga unlock its potential by investing in a key project to support the town’s economic future

‘‘There is also the added benefit of ongoing employment in the construction and maintenance of this new asset.’’

Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael McCormack joined Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum, Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, Moira Shire Council chief executive officer Mark Henderson and Mayor Libro Mustica in Shepparton on Friday to announce this and other successful projects in the RJIP funding round.

Work on the Yarrawonga Tourism Trail is expected to commence in coming weeks.

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