Thursday, 10 October 2013
City of Greater Geelong Councillor Lindsay Ellis welcomed the Victorian Government’s funding announcement for the Bellarine Rail Trail today.
“The Rail Trail is one of our most important assets on the Bellarine Peninsula,” said Cr Ellis, who holds the portfolios for Coastal Communities and Infrastructure.
“These improvement works are vital to ensure the trail continues to be safe and appealing for locals and visitors to the area.”
Works on the trail will include asphalting a 2.5km section of the trail between Drysdale and Geelong, installation of a pedestrian/cyclist crossing over Jetty Road in Drysdale as well as new park furniture and shelter along the trail.
“On behalf of the City of Greater Geelong I thank the Victorian Government for their contribution of $300,000 for these works,” said Cr Ellis.
“This is in addition to the City’s contribution of $255,000, bringing the total project funding to $555,000.”
“I am excited to see this project now funded as I know these are much needed works that will greatly improve visitors’ experience on the Bellarine Rail Trail,” he said.