Piper Gary Murray Photo: Roger McLennan

Environment Minister Praises Bridport Community

The Advertiser October 21, 2009

Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage, Michelle O’Byrne opened Bridport’s foreshore walking track on Saturday. The track has been given a new lease on life with heritage signs and solar lighting. Ms O’Byrne, said the initiative demonstrated the heart behind the Bridport community. “Bridport has much to be proud of, and this latest project is another feather in the community’s cap,” Ms O’Byrne said. “By repairing the existing walking track and adding heritage interpretation signs and solar lighting, the community has immediately created a wonderful new asset for locals and visitors.” “Understanding our past is crucial to creating a sense of place and valuing the lives and work of those who helped shape this wonderful community. The signs will create another important element in promoting Bridport as a tourism destination.”

“The simple initiative of including 20 solar lights along the track demonstrates that the Bridport community is forward thinking, capturing free energy and using the latest technology to the best advantage,” Ms O’Byrne said. The heritage walk and solar lighting was supported with a Federal Government grant of $150,000.  


Bridport Walking Track October 2009

History-Foreshore Opening October 2009

BridportBridport School students beside one of the History-Foreshore plaques Photo: Roger McClennan