We have received $2.6 million of Federal funding to complete the Mount Torrens to Birdwood Stage Four section of the popular Amy Gillett Bikeway. It is hoped that this project will be a boost to recovery in the region, and will support our wider strategic vision for cycling in the hills.
We recognise the efforts of Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, who has been a long-time supporter of the Amy Gillett Bikeway and has helped secure this outcome.
The bikeway currently stretches from Oakbank to Mount Torrens, with this funding going towards the extension to Birdwood. The proposed final stage would take in Birdwood to Mount Pleasant.
The bikeway is named in honour of cyclist Amy Gillett, who was tragically killed in 2005 during a training ride with the Australian women’s cycling team.