City of Port Lincoln is set to receive $6.86m from the Federal Governmet to upgrade and extend the foreshore’s Parnkalla Trail.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the funding would be delivered by the Coalition Government and he was very pleased this excellent project would now be able to go ahead.
“The Port Lincoln council has done an enormous amount of work upgrading the foreshore precinct and the extension of the trail is the next step,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Port Lincoln is a high priority tourist attraction and there are very good economic reasons to add to its assets.
“As we look to the return of the cruise ships, we can be sure passengers will love the walk along the city’s beautiful frontage.”
Mayor Brad Flaherty said he was delighted with the commitment and thanked Mr Ramsey for his advocacy.
“Despite having such an enormous electorate Rowan has still made the time to properly familiarise himself with the project and provide support to council with our submission,” he said.
“We have worked with the community to develop a plan for the foreshore and I thank all those who have made a contribution. This walk will become one of the must-do items in Port Lincoln and I expect it to be very popular with locals wanting to exercise.”
The trail was formally developed in 1986 and follows the coastline around Boston Bay providing visitors and locals the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and history of this region.
Mr Ramsey said the $6.8m would complete the trail from the Axel Stenross Museum back to the town jetty and as well as repairing and upgrading the trail surface and parts of the retaining sea wall which is currently in various states of repair.
“Some sections of the trail are dilapidated and dangerous and offer limited foreshore access or appreciation to users,” he said.
“The construction of a new, easily accessible trail will provide a unique nature-based experience to be enjoyed by tourists from all over the world and locals.”
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