“ The new track is the result of many years of planning and collaboration ”
$1 million walking track to open
BRIDPORT Innovations will officially open the Bridport River – Forest Walking Track on Friday July 29, at 1.00pm. The opening will showcase the work of the 30 trainees and team leaders who constructed the track and will mark their formal graduation from the training pro- grammes that has been a key part of the track construction. Tasmanian Tigers cricket coach Tim Coyle will present the certificates Conservation and Land Management to the trainees. Bridport Innovations President, Mrs Gayle Edson, said that Tim Coyle has strong links to Bridport and is well placed to recognise the importance of rising above expectations and achieving excellence. “The new track is the result of many years of planning and collaboration
between the community, Federal and State governments, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Dorset Council,” she said. “It is the culmination of many years work towards the vision of a walking track that encircles Bridport. “The River Forest Track links the foreshore, beaches, the wild flower reserve, grasslands, ancient forests and the Brid River in a single, accessible and unique walking experience,” Mrs Edson said. The $1 million project was funded by the Federal Government Jobs Fund, State Government Heritage Renewal Fund and Dorset Council’s Community Infrastructure funding. “We have also received great support from local Aboriginal elder Patsy Cameron, Dorset NRM and NRM North,” Mrs Edson said.