Yarriambiack Shire is now home to a new network of walking tracks, giving locals and visitors even more reason to admire the beauty of the region.
The project used local contractors to develop the five walking tracks at Rabl Park, Murtoa, Minyip Bushlands Reserve and at Minyip Wetlands, Cronomby Tanks, Woomelang and at Turkey Bottom Ponds, Yaapeet.
At Murtoa, a 700-metre track circles the Rabl Park wetlands, a 400-metre Minyip bushlands track links up with the town centre and a 1.2 kilometre Minyip wetlands track near the caravan park has also been upgraded.
At Woomelang, a 750-metre track runs around the Cronomby Tanks, a wetlands area created for wildlife. Bollards are being positioned to stop vehicles damaging the track. And the 360 metre track at Yaapeet will meander around the Turkey Bottom Ponds wetland.
Yarriambiack Shire Council Mayor Graeme Massey told Flow FM about the scenic tracks that link up.
Mayor Massey said there’s even potential for the tracks to link up wider communities in the future.
He also hopes the new tracks will encourage people to be more active and go for walks more often, improving overall health in the region.
As well as benefitting locals, the tracks are accessible to travellers and caravaners, allowing visitors to rest and explore the area.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green said “these walking tracks are something everyone can enjoy and will bring families together and more tourists to the heart of our Wimmera Mallee region.”
Image Source – Murtoa Progress Association