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Partnership paves the way in Creswick Regional Park

Friday 16 November, 2012

Community group Creswick Trails and Parks Victoria have partnered in a project to develop sustainable and safe access for mountain bikers and walkers along the Jackass Road to Koala Park section of the Goldfields Track in Creswick Regional Park. Both parties will contribute financial, technical and human resources, with ongoing evaluation throughout the partnership.

Karen Doyle, Ranger in Charge, Parks Victoria Southern Goldfields said the contribution of community groups and volunteers is invaluable to the management of Victoria’s parks.

“I’m very excited to about the agreement between Parks Victoria and Creswick Trails. This partnership will deliver a better park experience and assist with our understanding of the particular needs of mountain bike riders and in the delivery of on-ground works such as planned drainage, built infrastructure, improving sight lines and signage,” Ms Doyle said.

“The Goldfields Track is important to the Creswick community as it provides a recreational opportunity and also supports the local tourism industry. The partnership with Creswick Trails and the works undertaken will upgrade a scenic section of the track through Creswick Regional Park.”

Wayne Strong of Creswick Trails said the community group was looking forward to working with Parks Victoria.

“I’m really pleased that Creswick Trails and Parks Victoria can work together to achieve a great result for the Goldfields Track. I look forward to working on future joint projects in the Creswick area.”

“The works on this section of the Goldfields track will be first class and will produce a sustainable and interesting section of track suitable for both mountain bikes and walkers.”

Ms Doyle said the project saw Parks Victoria and Creswick Trails working with contract staff to equip members with the skills and know how to assist in managing the local trail.

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