That's one of the possibilities floated in a new tracks and trails strategy.CHALPAT SONTI July 9, 2014 3:58am
A trail following the Goulburn River between Seymour, Nagambie and Shepparton is one possibility being floated in a plan to develop high-quality tracks and trails in the Hume region.
The idea is one of 23 on the priority list of the Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Strategy, which was discussed by Mitchell Shire councillors last week. The idea for the trail appears to have come out of a workshop held as part of the strategy.
Another plan on the list is the extension of the Great Victorian Rail Trail from Tallarook to Seymour, for which the council has been seeking funding for some time. It appeared as an item in the 2013-14 council budget, but was contingent on a $3
Another item is the extension of the O’Keefe Rail Trail from Heathcote to Wandong, which has also been floated before.
One of the aims of the strategy is to be used as a tool to lobby other levels of government for funding. The strategy estimates the Tallarook-Seymour trail would cost $1.08
Councillors voted to endorse the strategy, which will be reviewed by the 12 Hume region councils annually.
Cr Rhonda Sanderson said it was ‘‘fantastic’’ to get two of the council’s priority trails — O’Keefe and the GVRT extension — on to the list.
The economic benefits of more overnight visitors was also not in doubt.
Cr Sue Marstaeller said the City of Greater Bendigo was keen to get the O’Keefe extension ‘‘up and running’’.
Cr Bill Chisholm said it was important to give the community a say in whether it wanted a trail or not.
‘‘They’ve got the ability to bring in significant tourism and revenue in this area .
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