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Park roads being improved

Thursday 22 June, 2017

A program of work to repair or upgrade over 100 tracks and roads in parks around Central Victoria is on target to be completed in the coming fortnight.

Parks Victoria has recently invested $180,000 to repair and upgrade roads in parks around Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maldon, Inglewood and St Arnaud, following storm and water damage late last year.

These works will improve strategic access for firefighting as well as the safety of visitors using tracks and roads in various parks.

One of the most popular roads in the Greater Bendigo National Park – Wildflower Drive near Junortoun and Strathfieldsaye – will be upgraded as part of this work.

Other work around Bendigo includes the repair and upgrade of roads and tracks in the Mandurang area of Greater Bendigo National Park, and the Kangaroo Flat and Whipstick areas of Bendigo Regional Park.

For updates on park access visit http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/ or call 13 1963.

Quotes attributable to Karen Doyle, Area Chief Ranger, Parks Victoria:

Wildflower Drive will be closed on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June to allow upgrade work to take place. The road has already been graded and resurfaced and now culverts will be upgraded.

There may be further brief closures of Wildflower Drive over the coming two months as work is completed.

Parks Victoria is advising the public to seek alternative routes during temporary road closures.

Work on over 100 roads and tracks has been progressing well over the past six weeks and is almost complete. Parks Victoria timed the works to minimise disruption to our visitors and we’d like to thank the public for their patience during the works.

Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning are working together on this program.


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