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New community nature experience trail in Woowookarung Regional Park

Cycling, walking, running and nature trail in Ballarat's newest Park

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jeff

Project partner: Friends of Canadian Corridor Incorporated

Budget

$78,005.00

Votes

204 votes received

A trail connecting Ballarat and Mt Clear’s best lookouts via a multi use nature trail through Ballarat’s nearest forest. The trail will promote cycling, walking, running, and nature immersion while supporting the physical wellbeing and positive mental health outcomes for 30000 plus residents who live adjacent to the recently established Woowookarung Regional Park.
Beginning at the ‘Ballarat Lookout’ the trail will follow the natural hills and valleys through heathy forest, grasstrees and wildflowers in season as well as historic water races, mines, prospecting sites and geological wonders.

The proposed trail is identified in the draft Woowookarung Regional Park management plan as a major feature, and loosely termed the ’10 000 Step trail’ which already looks to house the new "dementia nature forest sensory trail" currently in initial planning stages.
The community already accesses the area via unformed haphazard connections, boggy in winter, unsafe or too narrow in other sections and subject to widespread erosion and phytophthora infection.
The proposed natural trail with appropriate creek and road crossings will assist more local residents and visitors to use Woowookarung’s trails and enjoy a high quality natural forest experience.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jeff

Project partner: Friends of Canadian Corridor Incorporated

Budget

$78,005.00

Votes

204 votes received

Comments

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juniperballarat

15 Sep 2018

What a wonderful long term community asset on the eastern skyline of Ballarat. A trail will enable better access, interpretation and appreciation. Places gain significance by the quality of the experiences for the people. This project will add to the self esteem of Ballarat people and visitors.

Hells

14 Sep 2018

We need more walking tracks through our beautiful national/ regional parks

sattarseif

12 Sep 2018

A great project which will bring more health and happiness to the Community.

smbrant

11 Sep 2018

It will add to activities that visitors to Ballarat can do - to encourage them to stay longer.
Provide recreation for locals to help improve health and wellbeing.

Ran

10 Sep 2018

This is definitely a project needs to support, its good for environment and it is good for generations.

majkab

10 Sep 2018

It is a beautiful area and it would be fantastic to be able to enjoy it.

wgt

08 Sep 2018

This is going to be used by so many people in the wider community

trailwalker

07 Sep 2018

As an active member of both BBOC and VNPA I can't wait for this project to be successful so I can plan to include this trail in the walks I lead in Woowookarung Regional Park.

tina.s

06 Sep 2018

This would be wonderful and so many people will be able to enjoy it.

Chrisbee

31 Aug 2018

In Ballarat we are so lucky to have lots of lovely walks very close to its centre. This walk in Woowookarung makes us even luckier!

Alwyn

29 Aug 2018

A vital part of Ballarat and Victoria’s environment.
This park needs to be restored to its natural beauty to return the native flora and fauna we have lost.
This will be an extremely valuable asset and draw thousands of tourists to explore its wonders.

rhrhodes@bigpond.com

29 Aug 2018

A worthy project which further promotes health and fitness within the Community.

Benelli

28 Aug 2018

A wonderful project to protect and restore environment for future generations.

sophiea@ncable.net.au

28 Aug 2018

As a resident of this area, we are so pleased to see effort being put back into protecting and enhancing flora and fauna in this park. It is wonderful to see a natural asset being invested in for both people and the environment.

Bigger Hearts for Ballarat

28 Aug 2018

We love the enthusiasm and activism of this large group of nature lovers who want to give of their time and skills to protect, enhance, re-invigor, heal and care for this hidden Ballarat treasure, Woowookarung Regional Park. A truly imaginative and exciting project to benefit all ages, sizes and capacities.

acire

27 Aug 2018

A great project being promoted by an enthusiastic band of workers.

fhanrah

26 Aug 2018

Fran
Momentum needs to be kept up to produce a park worthy of the people of Ballarat.

Carmel Haynes

25 Aug 2018

This is a very significant project that serves the interests of the broad Ballarat community - old, young, active, less able-bodied, educated, unskilled ... It is a place to learn, exercise, connect to others and the environment and relax. We are at a critical time in our local and broader community in demonstrating the inextricable link between human and environmental well-being.

Jellyrolljane

23 Aug 2018

Great new asset for Ballarat and visitors to explore and get out into a beautiful space

Merle

23 Aug 2018

This is a great park - important for the environment and health, recreation, community cohesion etc. It will become even better for walking etc as it ages. It's been great fun planting trees here, over. the past year. Most have done so well - it gives one a great sense of achievement, as well as providing a good opportunity to meet people with similar interests. (The Sausage Sizzles also help!)

john p

16 Aug 2018

This trail will enable 1000s of Ballarat people (young and old) to exercise and enjoy nature close to home. It will be the first properly marked and safe trail through the bush of Woowookarung Regional Park. within the city boundaries.

Helsie

16 Aug 2018

This will strengthen healthy living in Ballarat.

Thornbill

16 Aug 2018

A new Park.
Volunteers all enthusiastic.
There for us all.

barry.watt@bigpond.com

16 Aug 2018

Can guarantee that it will be well used by locals in the area.

Canadagrl

16 Aug 2018

This will be a great asset for the park!