Wallaga Lake walking track community update planned

Details of a planned upgrade to the Wallaga Lake Walking Track will be available at a community Q&A information session next week.

A playground on the edge of a lake  Photo: The Wallaga Lake Heights carpark, the location of next week’s information session.       

12 August 2020

Details of a planned upgrade to the Wallaga Lake Walking Track will be available at a community Q&A information session next week.

The State Government funded upgrade will include accessibility improvements with construction of boardwalks, viewing platforms and walking tracks to Murruna Point and Camel Rock.

Council Project Manager, Glenn Merrick said the information session will give local residents a chance to see how the funds will be used to upgrade the amenities.

“Bega Valley Shire Council secured funding for this project knowing the cultural and environmental significance of the site,” he said.

"We have approached the project mindful of various stakeholders, conducting numerous cultural heritage and environmental studies as part of the initial planning stage.

“Our task is to bring more people to the Wallaga Lake Walking Track, Murruna Point and Camel Rock without impeding on culturally and environmentally sensitive areas.

“Places as iconic and significant as these need to be experienced, so we are increasing accessibility and interpretive signage while providing boardwalks and new walking tracks to steer people away from areas that could be harmed.

“Locals and visitors are welcome to attend the session. Project staff will be present to show maps of the planned worked and to discuss how we are working with Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council to achieve the best outcome,” Mr Merrick said.

The COVIDSafe community information session will be held at the Wallaga Lake Heights carpark on Wednesday 19 August, from 11am to 2pm. The session will be weather permitting.

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