BELUBULA RIVER WALK READY FOR COMPLETION
The ambitious Belubula River Heritage Walk in Blayney is set to be completed thanks to ongoing support from the NSW Government.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced funding of $457,190 from the Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) for Blayney Shire Council to start on stage four of the project.
“The work would include the construction of an accessible shared pathway/nature trail for pedestrians, wheelchairs and cycle use from Heritage Park to Charles Street along the eastern boundary of the township,” Mr Toole said.
“This will include native tree plantings, seating and solar lighting providing a safe recreational asset for the community.”
Earlier this year Mr Toole announced funding of $50,000 from the NSW Government’s Drought Stimulus Package for stage two of the Belubula River Heritage Walk.
This involved removing noxious trees and weeds along the Belubula River in the town to create a pristine and restored riverine environment.
In 2019 funding of $310,052 from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund helped kick start the project with the construction of a 720 metre long, 2.5 metre path from Dakers Oval near IGA, along Henry Street to the existing paths network at the school bus stop in Martin Street.
Mr Toole said the project is already being hailed as a success story and a wonderful rejuvenation of a very picturesque area of the town.
“In the past that section of the river was pretty much an unused eyesore. Now it’s being transformed into something really special,” he said.