Natural beauty and history showcased

The State Government provided $216,000 for the walking track. Labor Member for Bass Michelle O’Byrne said it was an exciting addition to the town and would complement golfing and tourism developments in the region. “The community has nurtured this project since the early 1990s and is to be congratulated for their vision and seeing this project through to fruition,” Ms O’Byrne said. “The track is a wonderful asset that showcases the natural beauty, varying landscapes, birdlife, fauna and history of the area. It has also provided valuable employment and training opportunities for the trainees and leaders involved in its construction.” 

Bridport WalkingTrack

River-Forest Opening Guests Photo: Jeff Jennings

Ms O’Byrne said that users could access the track at several points and walk


Bridport Innovations president Gail Edson with Roger and Wendy McLennan

short sections through a wildflower reserve, along the foreshore, by the river or through bushland and forest. Alternatively they could complete the entire 10 kilometre loop. “Short walks are a great way to complement the visitor experience and this track will be a valuable tourist drawcard with benefits for the local economy,” she said. “But this project is extra special because it offers longterm health and social benefits for the local residents who will use it on a daily basis.