City of Mount Gambier

2016 Award Winner
Award Category: Local Government Award - Organisation

The City of Mount Gambier has recently completed a large scale walking project, developing the Mount Gambier Rail Trail. This has consisted of 3.1km of derelict rail corridor being transformed into a shared walking and cycling path from the west to east across Mount Gambier. The 3m wide asphalt path connects the two sides of the town from White Avenue to Pick Avenue. The Rail Trail provides valuable infrastructure that can be used for recreation, physical activity and active transport. The path creates a pedestrian link across Mount Gambier, serving a large proportion of the town. The centre of the path connects with the central Railway Lands precinct and is directly adjacent to a large shopping centre and is only 2 blocks behind the towns main street and central business district. The Rail Trail connects to existing bicycle and pedestrian networks providing a safe connector route for the community completely separated from vehicle traffic.

About the Walking Awards

Walking SA has initiated annual awards to recognise sustained and outstanding contribution to walking at all levels throughout South Australia.

Many volunteers and others have contributed to South Australia’s great walking trails, waling clubs, and walking promotion and opportunities for health, wellbeing, recreation and tourism.

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