Cyclists of all ages and abilities will soon be able to ride new mountain bike trails in Creswick, thanks to a project funded by Andrews’ Labor Government.
Regional Development Minister Mary-Anne Thomas visited Creswick today to view progress on the Hammon Park Trail Head and Bike Playground, supported by $2.1 million from the Regional Tourism Investment Fund – recovery cycle.
Built on the former Hammon Park football oval in Creswick Regional Park, the Hammon Park Trail Head is designed to encourage cyclists of all abilities to safely develop their mountain biking skills before tackling the toughest trails. difficult from Creswick.
The project is being carried out by Hepburn Shire Council and will also showcase the surrounding bushland, lakes and hills.
The bike play area will help youngsters develop into more experienced cyclists through a series of small hills and outdoor terrain. The project will also include new washrooms, as well as barbecue and picnic areas to encourage outdoor events and family gatherings near the trails.
Excavation work is well underway at the Hammon Park Trail Head and Bike Playground, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The project is being delivered by Victorian contractors Naturform and will support up to 20 jobs during construction.
Situated between Ballarat and Daylesford, Creswick is a former gold mining town famous for its scenic bush areas, mountain bike trails and bush walks.
The Labor Government is investing in several projects to transform Creswick into a mountain biking destination for all ages with the Hammon Park project adding to the existing Creswick Pump Track and the Creswick Mountain Bike project. It’s all part of the government’s $30 billion investment in regional Victoria since 2015.
the Regional Tourism Investment Fund is part of the $465 million Victorian Tourism Revival Package of the $633 million Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan.
The statewide strategy aims to achieve $35 billion in annual visitor spending and support 300,000 jobs by June 2024.
For more information on the Regional Tourism Investment Fundvisit rdv.vic.gov.au/rtif.
As Regional Development Minister Mary-Anne Thomas said
“The Hammon Park Trail Head and Bike Playground will be an asset to the local community, encouraging cyclists of all abilities to hit the trails, while also creating more jobs during construction.”
As Minister of Tourism, Sports and Major Events Martin Pakula said
“This project will be an asset to the region by attracting more mountain bikers, which will give a boost to local businesses.”