Yarrawonga to Burramine Adventure Trail officially opens
Published on 15 December 2021
The Yarrawonga to Burramine Adventure Trail officially opened this week with key contractors and project partners, adjoining residents, students from Yarrawonga College P-12 as well as Federal Member for Nicholls Damian Drum attending the ceremony.
Mayor Libro Mustica said the opening of the trail was the culmination and celebration of a great team effort.
“We now have an awesome new community asset that will benefit visitors and locals alike,” Cr Mustica said.
“This trail is the first stage in the large Murray River Adventure Trail, designed to invite a whole new population to experience and appreciate the Murray River environs.
“The trail connects from the Murray Valley Highway onto the magnificent Murray River where you will be able to walk and cycle through beautiful River Red Gum state forests.”
Cr Mustica said $618,000 of funding was provided through the Federal Government’s Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program with the total cost of the build more than $1.27 million.
“These initial works include 13.5km of sealed cycling/walking tracks constructed along the Murray Valley Highway, heading west of Yarrawonga to Burramine,” he said.
“In addition, the already existing road and trail networks within the Murray River Park have been highlighted and promoted with signage installed at various key points.
“This trail offers an expanded tourism product for existing users of the Murray River Park and will benefit the various tourism businesses along the trail, as well as the neighbouring and connecting townships, through extending the length of stay with the flow-on boost to the economy and employment.
“Burramine farmer Leo Kelly played a significant role in the development of this trail by generously leasing Moira Shire Council a small pocket of his own land to help complete this project, and I want to personally thank him for his fantastic contribution.”
Cr Mustica said he would also like to thank the following key partners and contractors for their support –
- The Federal Government and in particular Member for Nicholls Damian Drum.
- Parks Victoria
- Leo Kelly
- EDA Project Management
- Tomkinson Surveyors
- O’Loughlin Excavations
- Red Gum Environmental
- Michel Signs
- Murray Regional Tourism
- De Neefe Signs
- Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Corporation