Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $192,781 from the Community Support Fund to develop the Millgrove River Road Community Walking Track.

Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced the Government funding today, and Labor candidate for Eildon, Sally Brennan, joined community members to celebrate the funding.

The proposed walking track will to provide a safe walking course for recreational and education purposes on the Yarra River bank and a widening of River Road.

Residents and visitors will have access to a safe, engaging and educational track for their everyday walk to schools, shops, churches, public transport and recreation.

The project is the number one priority in the Millgrove Community Development Plan, acknowledged by Yarra Ranges Council and fought hard for by Sally Brennan.

“This is a fantastic win for the Millgrove community and I want to personally congratulate Sally Brennan who I know has campaigned hard for this funding,” Ms Symes said.

“If Sally is able to deliver for her community now imagine what she can do when elected on November 24 as the Member for Eildon.”
Ms Brennan welcomed the funding.

“I am so proud to be able to support the hard work of the Millgrove Residents Action Group without whom this project would not exist. They are tireless workers for their Millgrove community, community development at its finest.”

“This is a marvellous win for our community thanks to the Andrews Labor Government – this is funded, not an election commitment,” she said.

“The track will improve community accessibility and encourage us all to get out and get physical.

“It will create a safe walking space, providing better outcomes for physical, mental and emotional health and I have no doubt that schools will use it in their educational programs.

“The track will also provide easier access to the river for paddling, swimming, canoeing, fishing and signage will serve to educate people about the Yarra River and its heritage.”