Tracks & Trails Progress
Our community have told us through multiple consultations that tracks and trail development is a priority, so we are taking action.
Council has received Federal Government Local Roads & Community Infrastructure (LRCIP) funding of $245,369 that will be used to leverage funding for tracks and trails development to position our district as a premier nature-based trails destination.
A Trails Reference Group, a community-based forum of activity and interest group representatives, has been formed to assist in the development of our Trails Strategic Action Plan. Given the tight timeframes for the expenditure of LRCIP funding, the Trails Reference Group has prioritised projects that meet the assessment criteria and are free of access or legal encumbrances. These 7 projects have been endorsed by Council to progress immediately to full concept development and further grant submissions:
- Multi-use and user-specific trails in the Second Valley Forest Reserves - horse riding, cycling (MTB, downhill, gravel), hiking, trail running, orienteering
- Multi-use trail Carrickalinga to Normanville – the continuation of the existing North Bay to Haycock Point foreshore trail (staged approach)
- A trail connecting Myponga township with the Myponga Conservation Park and Heysen Trail
- Kayak and paddleboard access point
- Gravel cycling – long-distance trail linking Yankalilla and Victor Harbor
- Upgrade skate park and pump track in Yankalilla
- Snorkel trail – location to be determined in consultation with Marine Parks
A further report will be presented to Council detailing the allocation of funds towards the priority Tracks and Trails.
A full list of over 20 shortlisted trail development projects will be included in the draft Tracks and Trails Strategic Action Plan, including trail options which may not be currently feasible for the LRCIP funding due to circumstances and requiring multiple landholder negotiation.