Federal Government funding boost for Beaufort Walkability Project

Wednesday 09 August 2017, 4:14 PM

Pyrenees Shire Council can start a key project for Beaufort with a Building Better Regions Fund grant of $149,650.

The Beaufort Walkability Project will see the connection of key Beaufort recreation, transport and tourism assets with the central business area.

The grant will be matched dollar for dollar with Council funds, taking the project’s total worth to $299,300.

Pyrenees Shire Council Mayor Ron Eason said the Beaufort Walkability Project would increase the movement of pedestrians across the town.

“The pathways and circuits this grant will fund will benefit a wide section of the Beaufort community,” Mayor Eason said.

“Better access across Beaufort will mean older residents can move about in a safer manner, school children can walk to school on a designated path and tourists will be able to explore the town’s assets,” he said.

“The project will connect Beaufort Lake and schools with the main street, and the station precinct will be connected with existing paths in the central business area.”

The work at the station will also increase disability access to and from the transport and arts precinct.

Council will undertake a competitive tender process for the work to be carried out.

“Support from the Federal Government is vital for small Councils like Pyrenees to be able to deliver on projects identified by the community,” Mayor Eason said.

“This project has been on the Beaufort Community Action Plan as the top priority, and I’m pleased we’ll be able to get started on this very soon,” he said.

We acknowledge the people past and present of the Wadawurrung, Dja Dja Wurrung, and Djab Wurrung tribes, whose land forms the Pyrenees Shire. We pay our respect to the customs, traditions and stewardship of the land by the elders and people of these tribes.

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