Draft Walking Tracks Strategy on exhibition

19 August, 2020Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Walking Tracks Strategy.

The draft document has been produced to provide a framework for the management, enhancement and ongoing maintenance of Council-owned or managed recreational walking tracks.

Council’s Asset Coordinator Parks and Buildings Rachel Forte said the draft strategy covers 16 Council-owned or managed reserves.

“We know that recreational walking is a very popular pastime for many residents and visitors,” she said.

“There is however a clear need to manage and promote our tracks and offer active and varying recreational experiences that showcase our Shire’s diverse and distinctive landscapes.”

“The draft strategy provides a vision for our Shire’s walking tracks and identifies strategic outcomes to ensure these tracks are safe, inclusive, challenging and engaging.”

The strategy aims to educate track users on the unique environmental and cultural values at each site as well as promote tourism, fitness, inclusivity and sense of community.

“The strategy also proposes to introduce a series of easy-to-read signs at track sites that would incorporate general site-specific details such as trail grading and difficulty levels, wayfinding, education and warning information.”

The Draft Wingecarribee Shire Council Walking Tracks Strategy can be viewed online at www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/walking-tracks.

Feedback can be made online or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577 or alternatively by email at mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

The draft strategy will be on exhibition until Monday 21 September 2020.

All submissions and feedback should be received by the close of the exhibition period, at which time a final report considering feedback will be presented to Council.

For further information contact Council’s Assets Parks & Buildings team via phone 4868 0888 or email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.