Happy trails on Bellarine

The Bellarine
Rail Trail is now fully sealed between South Geelong and Drysdale following the
completion of resurfacing works between Moolap and Leopold.

The Department
of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) provided $500,000 for the City
of Greater Geelong to resurface a section of the trail between Moolap Station
Road and Melaluka Road in Leopold from gravel to bitumen, as part of the 2018-2019
budget.

The works have
made this 4km section of the Bellarine Rail Trail safer for cyclists and
pedestrians.

As part of the
upgrade, the City will also repair two sections of the rail trail between
Melaluka Road and Christies Road, Leopold, where the surface had cracked.

Funding for
further improvements to the popular route have been allocated in the City’s
Budget 2019-20.

The rail trail
would be sealed between High Street, Drysdale and the new off-road path being
built alongside the new Drysdale bypass, under a $220,000 project.

Running from
South Geelong to the Bellarine Peninsula, the 35-kilometre trail follows the
old Geelong – Queenscliff railway line.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

These
resurfacing works have provided a safer route for people travelling between
Geelong and Drysdale.

The Bellarine
Rail Trail leads to several wonderful local charms, including wineries and
eateries.

Bellarine Ward Councillor Jim Mason

This work
completes the missing link in the western half of the Bellarine Rail Trail,
making it safer and easier for all users.

It will
encourage more people to jump on their bikes and to enjoy the picturesque and
peaceful route.

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