Creswick Trails Project
The Creswick Trails project will deliver 100km of purpose-built mountain bike trail, originating from the recently completed Hammon Park Trailhead, pump track and car park. The finished trail network will be one of the Shire’s biggest recreation assets, attracting more visitors to the region, boosting tourism and the local economy. The finished network will feature a variety of trail types and ride zones, including a series of accessible trails designed and constructed specifically for riders who have limitations riding a standard, up-right, leg powered mountain bike. These adaptive trails will be the first of their kind in Victoria.
The project is funded through a partnership between Regional Development Victoria (RDV) ($2.56 million) and Council ($1.5M). The resulting network will be maintained by Council in partnership with land managers Parks Victoria, the Department of Land Water & Planning, Central Highlands Water and Hancock Victoria Plantations.
Officers are currently working with expert environmental, heritage and trail design consultants to complete the Trail Development Plan (TDP). The TDP forms the ‘blueprint’ for trail construction and will be finalized through a formal process of community consultation.
Construction is planned for mid 2020.