Work underway on Lake Fyans walking track

Published on 13 January 2017

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Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas visited the Northern Grampians Shire yesterday to turn the first sod on the Lake Fyans South Bank Upgrade.

Stage 1A of the $250,000 project will include a 4.7 kilometre walking track, rehabilitation of old track areas, fencing, a camp kitchen and the installation of bollards and signage.

Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll said the Victorian State Government had committed $187,500 to the upgrade through Regional Development Victoria’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.

“Members of the Lake Fyans Recreational Area Committee of Management have worked on the development of this project for several years and it is something that will benefit both locals and tourists,” he said.

“Upgrades to the existing amenities and the construction of the Lake Fyans Recreational Trail will help to position Lake Fyans as the best and most reliable inland water recreational venue in Western Victoria.

“The trail itself will ultimately extend all the way around the lake perimeter, a total of 9.6 kilometres. The first stage will extend from the main inlet channel, past the scout camp ground and continue all the way around the southern area of the lake along the full operating water level contour, ending at the Lake Fyans Holiday Park.”

Cr Driscoll said the track was designed to encourage passive recreation and tourism and would complement the Grampians Peaks Trail project.

“Lake Fyans is extremely popular for fishing and water-skiing, but the introduction of a path and associated facilities will help to leverage a new market of tourism, heavily complemented by the Grampians Peaks Trail. This is an exciting project for a our region and we are looking forward to seeing the first stage completed by the middle of this year,” he said.

PHOTO: Northern Grampians Shire Mayor Cr Tony Driscoll and Lake Fyans Recreational Area Committee of Management Chairman Jim Leeke help Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas turn the first sod on the Lake Fyans Southbank upgrade.