Happy trails on the Bellarine

Monday, 8 July 2019

The Bellarine Rail Trail is now fully sealed between South Geelong and Drysdale following the completion of resurfacing works between Moolap and Leopold.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) provided $500,000 for the City of Greater Geelong to resurface a section of the trail between Moolap Station Road and Melaluka Road in Leopold from gravel to bitumen, as part of the 2018-2019 budget.

The works have made this 4-kilometre section of the Bellarine Rail Trail safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

As part of the upgrade, the City will also repair two sections of the rail trail between Melaluka Road and Christies Road, Leopold, where the surface had cracked.

Funding for further improvements to the popular route have been allocated in the City’s Budget 2019-2020.

The rail trail would be sealed between High Street, Drysdale and the new off-road path being built alongside the new Drysdale bypass, under a $220,000 project.

Running from South Geelong to the Bellarine Peninsula, the 35-kilometre trail follows the old Geelong – Queenscliff railway line.

Lisa Neville - Member for Bellarine 

These resurfacing works have provided a safer route for people travelling between Geelong and Drysdale.

The Bellarine Rail Trail leads to several wonderful local charms, including wineries and eateries.

Councillor Jim Mason - Bellarine Ward 

This work completes the missing link in the western half of the Bellarine Rail Trail, making it safer and easier for all users.

It will encourage more people to jump on their bikes and to enjoy the picturesque and peaceful route.

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