Walking, Cycling and Trail Developments in Gannawarra

By Aidan 16/12/2022

We recently worked with Gannawarra Shire Council, located on the Murray River in north western Victoria, to complete a shire wide Walking and Cycling Strategy, as well as a Feasibility Study for the Kerang Lakes Eco-trail concept.

Gannawarra Walking and Cycling Strategy (GWCS)

The GWCS has been developed to drive coordinated and target future investment in active transport, trail recreation and tourism opportunities within the Gannawarra Shire Council (GSC). The GWCS proposes walking and cycling trail developments, connections and extensions that enhance the way people move around the Shire, townships, and communities, whilst attracting tourists and locals to explore the region’s unique natural offerings.

As part of this project, we undertook a comprehensive audit of the existing trails, signage, and infrastructure, exploring some of the regions unique natural features including Gunbower State Forest and the Murray River. The audit information was then used to identify opportunities to enhance connections to key services and trail experiences across the shire.

Concept designs for three projects identified from the Strategy were developed, including the
Barr Creek Trail and Ski Run Trail in Cohuna, and the Kerang township to Caravan Park in Kerang. The concept designs provide the preferred alignment for these trails, whilst also identifying potential trail infrastructure, amenities, signage and surface upgrades.

Kerang Lakes Eco-trail Feasibility Study

We are currently finalising the Kerang Lakes Eco-Trail Feasibility Study which will provide a twenty-two-kilometre link from the township of Kerang to Little Lake Charm. We are working closely with Kerang Landcare to ensure that the trail follows the most suitable alignment, and showcases the natural beauty of the area by traversing through natural bushland and alongside RAMSAR listed waterways, commencing within Kerang Regional Park. The trail will connect to the Murray River Adventure Trail and showcase the unique birdlife, cultural heritage, and profile Kerang Regional Park, highlighting the Gannawarra as Victoria’s nature-based tourism destination.
The Feasibility Study includes detailed background research, findings from the on-ground trail audit, regional and site mapping, as well as detailed concept designs and costings. The Study ensures that the Gannawarra Shire Council and the community are well informed of the opportunities and constraints associated with the concept of the Kerang Lakes Eco-trail.
Information relating to both projects can be found at:

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Matt Bradley, Project Officer
Email: matt@tredwell.com.au


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