Council adopts Walking and Cycling Strategy

Published on 03 January 2023

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A new strategy will assist Gannawarra Shire Council with the ongoing development and management of walking and cycling tracks and trails throughout the municipality.

Adopted at the December 2022 Council Meeting, the Gannawarra Shire Council Walking and Cycling Strategy features 21 actions, split into five strategic outcomes, that aim to enhance walking and cycling opportunities within towns across the Gannawarra and connections between communities.

“The Gannawarra is renowned for its connections to nature, with our various walking and cycling tracks and trails providing everyone the opportunities to explore these areas,” Mayor Charlie Gillingham said.

“The Gannawarra Shire Council Walking and Cycling Strategy not only highlights what walking and cycling options residents and visitors can access now, but also identifies improvements that can be made to enhance these opportunities.”

Development of the strategy began earlier this year with in-person workshops and on-site meetings held across the Gannawarra, as well as an online workshop and the opportunity for residents to provide input via an online survey.

Information provided during this process influenced the development of the draft version of the strategy, which Council seeking feedback during a community engagement period held in August and September 2022.

“Council received 11 submissions during this community feedback period, with much of the feedback incorporated into the adopted version of the document,” Mayor Gillingham said.

“Council thanks all residents who took the time to provide input regarding this strategy and looks forward to working with our State and Federal counterparts to obtain support to act upon the actions listed in the document.”

To view the Gannawarra Shire Council Walking and Cycling Strategy, please click the Strategic Documents tab at

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