Camp Reserve to Campbells Creek Accessible Off-Road Trail and Path

Image of Main street in Campbells Creek

Council is focused on improving accessibility and encouraging walking and cycling throughout the shire through the continued improvement of its footpath and trail network.

Project overview

As part of Council’s commitment to maintaining and upgrading our walking and cycling network, two sections of path in Campbells Creek have been identified for construction, to complete the link between Camp Reserve in Castlemaine and the Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve.

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions awarded Mount Alexander Shire Council the Community Sports Infrastructure Stimulus Program (Round 2) grant for the project, with the aim to provide a stimulus to local economic activity through community sports and active recreation infrastructure.

Project outline

This project involves the completion of the Castlemaine to Campbells Creek accessible off-road trail including:

  • Stage 1 - Construction of an accessible path along Campbells Creek-Fryers Road; and
  • Stage 2 - Construction of the Campbells Creek Walking and Cycling Trail from Princess Street, Campbells Creek to the commencement of the existing trail into Castlemaine.

Stage 1 is located along Campbells Creek – Fryers Road. The design allows for the construction of 615 metres of footpath, drainage and associated works between the Campbells Creek Recreation Reserve and Midland Highway.

Stage 2 is located along Campbells Creek, from Princess Street to the commencement of the existing trail into Castlemaine to the north. The concept design allows for the construction of 596m of off-road trail, including gravel path, two bridges over the creek and short sections of boardwalk.

See the locality plans in related information below. 

Where are we now

Construction of the majority of the Stage 1 works was completed in 2022. The contract for the remaining works has been awarded to Maine Civil Pty Ltd. Construction works are due to commence during May 2023. Expected date of completion is the middle of June 2023, weather permitting.

To undertake these works in a safe and efficient manner traffic and pedestrian management will be required. Access to affected properties will be maintained during the course of the works and care will be taken to minimize the impact of the works. Council apologises for any inconvenience that these works may cause.

Planning and detailed design for Stage 2 is underway, and will be informed by flora and fauna and cultural heritage assessments. Construction of Stage 2 is proposed for completion in 2024.

If you like to discuss this project, contact Council on 5471 1700 and ask to talk to the Project Manager.