Draft Tracks and Trails Master Plan on Public Exhibition

Published on 24 November 2022

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Interested community members can now look over the draft Snowy Valleys Tracks and Trails Master Plan, which has been released for Public Exhibition.

The Snowy Valleys Regional Tracks and Trails Masterplan is an aspirational plan – a vision of what the region’s tracks and trails network could look like in the long term, boosting tourism and local recreation opportunities.

As part of the plan, five priority new development projects have been identified:

  • Gudja Gudja Mura Trail
  • Tumbarumba to Hume and Hovell Track (Tooma Rd Walking/Cycling Path)
  • Tumut River Walk (Elm Dr off-road alignment and signage)
  • Batlow to Tumut Rail Trail (Stage 1: Batlow to Wybalena)
  • Waterfall Drive Trail (Establish and promote new Tourist Drive Route)

The new projects include trail concept plans and a business case, and where appropriate high-level costings and a review of environmental factors to assist in obtaining funding to complete the work.

The Master Plan also includes an inventory of the existing tracks and trails across the region and identifies a range of short, medium, and long-term actions that can be undertaken to enhance, complement, diversify, and promote them.

Council received $270,000 in funding through the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (Stream 2) to undertake the master planning process.

A summary report and the full draft Master Plan can be viewed via council’s website.

Feedback during the Public Exhibition period will be open until 5pm on the 10th of January 2023.