Active transport, catering for all abilities and needs, is one of the fundamental features of modern, liveable communities.
More shared trails and better connected trails, including pedestrian and cycling routes, will reduce G21’s heavy reliance on cars and create healthy transport options for our communities.
There is strong support to create a network of intra-regional trails connecting towns to each other and central Geelong, which would be used by commuters heading to and from work, by students and visitors and for general recreation.
Higher levels of shared trail use will result in a cleaner, less polluted, healthier local environment. A network which connects key tourism destinations, both natural and commercial, will drive increased visitation and economic activity.
What G21 needs
- $12 million for two pedestrian/cyclist overpasses between Armstrong Creek and Grovedale.
- $3.7+ million to create a fully connected network of shared trails across the G21 region.
– $1 million for the Old Beechy Rail Trail.
– $800,000 for the construction of three sections of shared paths, in Corio, East Geelong and Lara, which will complete a continuous walking and cycling path from Lara to Queenscliff.
– $705,000 for Torquay Walking and Cycling Connections.
– $650,000 to complete stage 2 of the Barwon River Loop walk.
– $300,000 for a Bellarine Shared Trails business case.
– $200,000 for the Living Moorabool Trail Scoping plan.
– Funding for an Ocean Grove – Point Lonsdale trail business case.
– Funding for a Bellarine Rail Trail (Drysdale to Ocean Grove) business case.
A commitment to embed GROW training, employment and procurement principles in all government projects within the region.