Construction is well underway on an off-road bicycle and walking trail linking Castlemaine and Maldon.
Anticipated completion is mid - late February depending on the weather.
The 17.7 km trail will allow walkers and cyclists to enjoy stunning natural surroundings as they travel alongside the existing Goldfields Railway.
The Castlemaine to Maldon Trail will include some new paths and the use of existing maintenance and access tracks.
During construction people are urged to exercise caution and stay clear of vehicles and heavy equipment working on the trail.
Council awarded the trail construction contract to Bendigo-based McClure Resources Pty Ltd in March 2016.
The budget for the trail construction including project management and contingency is $875,000. The trail is funded under the State Government’s Local Infrastructure Fund.
For more information about the works contact Casey Hearps, Council’s Capital Works Coordinator, on 5471 1700.