New tracks and trails action plan to guide future development

Clarence City Council has adopted a Tracks and Trails Action Plan for 2015-2020 to provide guidance on the development, maintenance and promotion of tracks and trails in the City of Clarence.

Clarence City Council has adopted a Tracks and Trails Action Plan for 2015-2020 to provide guidance on the development, maintenance and promotion of tracks and trails in the City of Clarence. 

Alderman Richard James, Chairperson of the Tracks and Trails Committee, said the action plan was an important step to ensure that Council’s extensive network of tracks and trails were sustainable and integrated.

“Many in our community may be surprised to learn that we have in excess of 200kms of tracks in Clarence,” Alderman James said.

“This action plan is an important blueprint that will guide future development and usage for walkers, horse riders and cyclists to access and enjoy our coastline, bushland and urban environments.”

The plan provides clear direction for future tracks and trails, implementation of consistent signage, adoption of a classification system that includes a track difficulty rating system for users, maintenance, promotion, funding and resources.

Identified in the plan were seven significant trails for development including:

  • Clarence Coastal Trail
  • Meehan Skyline Trail
  • Rokeby/Droughty Trail
  • Charles Darwin Trail
  • Tangara Trail
  • Clarence Coastal Kayak Trail and
  • Coal River Valley Gourmet Trail.

Implementation of the Tracks and Trails Action Plan 2015-2020 will be staged across the five years and subject to review and fundign in Council's Annual Operating Plan.

The new Tracks and Trails Action Plan will be available on the Clarence website in mid-August here.

 

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