Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King has visited the site of a proposed new footbridge across the Loddon River which will be partly funded with support of nearly $7000 under the Stronger Communities Grants Program.
Funding of $6,929 has been provided to the Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group for the design and construction of a footbridge which will replace a temporary construction on the popular walking trail from the Glenlyon Store to the Glenlyon Recreation Reserve.
The bridge will complete a new loop on the walking trail which was put in place to ensure that the activities of Recreation Reserve users and walkers on the trail do not clash.
During a short walk on the trail, Ms King will also recognise the work of the Daylesford Men’s Shed which constructed three benches sited along the walk.
Ms King praised the energy of the local community in developing the trail and accommodating the needs of all interest groups.
“I know there have been many local groups involved in the development of the walking trail and in ensuring that the activities of the walkers and the users of the Recreation Reserve can all be accommodated,” Ms King said.
“It is great that this funding can assist with this positive outcome and make the trail, which is already of a high standard through the work of many community organisations and the Land Care group, is even better.
“This is a great example of where properly targeted funding can provide outstanding community benefits, not only for locals but for visitors keen to walk the trail.
“I congratulate the Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group for its initiative and thank all in the community who have assisted with the project as it evolved,” Ms King said.
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