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Apostles Trail Funding

Apostles Trail Funding

Corangamite Shire Council Welcomes Trail Funding

The Corangamite Shire Council has welcomed a $4.5 million boost which will help build the Twelve Apostles Trail Stage One from Timboon to Port Campbell, after nearly 15 years of planning.

Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney earlier this week announced the first funding as part of the Victorian Government‘s $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Mayor Neil Trotter said the announcement was terrific news.

“On behalf of the Shire I would like to thank the State Government for this much-needed stimulus for our local economy,” Cr Trotter said.

“Particular thanks go to Minister for Regional Development Jaclyn Symes who was instrumental in getting the funding after she visited the Shire and heard our case for funding the trail".

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“In conjunction with the $2.22 million we have allocated in the Draft Budget for 2020-2021, it gives us the funding we need to carry out Stage 1 construction of the Twelve Apostles trail, from Timboon to Port Campbell"

“This is a project that has been a priority for many years, involving a lot of work from previous Councils"

“David Pope, Matt Bowker, Mark Cuthell and Alan Kerr from the community worked together on the original proposal, together with Council’s Director Works & Services Brooke Love"

“We’re in very challenging times and many of our residents have been impacted by the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic"

"Construction of the Twelve Apostles Trail will translate into immediate jobs for Shire residents and income for local businesses during the downturn".

Council is currently completing the detailed design of the trail and consultation with landowners, agencies and the broader community will commence next week.

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