Plans for an Albury-Mildura river trail experience gather pace, with Cobram Barooga to Tocumwal trail work identified within stage one.LAURA HURLEY August 4, 2014 4:45am
Murray Regional Tourism is stepping up plans for Cobram Barooga’s role in an ‘adventure trail’ from Albury to Mildura.
Cobram Barooga to Tocumwal has been identified as part of stage one of development, which is estimated to cost $3.8million in total with com more than $150000 comgoing towards for trail maintenance.
Cobram Barooga to Yarrawonga Mulwala has also been named as part of stage three of the development, which is expected to cost comsignificantly more at $1.5million.
Key findings show full development of the trail — which will include overnight camping sites, signage, toilets and jetties — is estimated to cost $23.4million and would be developed over 10 years in three stages.
Murray Regional Tourism chief executive Mark Francis said the project was viable and would attract an estimated 100000 visitors to the region each year when comfully completed.
‘‘We are pleased to be driving this major infrastructure project for the region which will provide visitors a more immersive experience as well as drive investment, business opportunities and visitation to towns along the Murray River,’’ Mr Francis said.
It is estimated that when completed, the trail once complete will bring in $12.5million annually into the region and create 69 jobs. The trail will cover about 1040km on the river and 1390km in riverside track.
The aim of the trail, according to the business case to be presented for federal funding, is to ‘‘provide opportunity for visitors to experience the Murray River in its natural setting, allowing immersion in the environment through active recreation’’.
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