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New trailhead honours Risdon Vale local

THE Two Rivulets Circuit now holds special significance for well-known Risdon Vale local Ann Harrison, with a dedicated trailhead recently installed in her honour.

The new trailhead – located on the corner of Grasstree Hill Road and Kerria Road in Risdon Vale – marks the main entrance of the track, which was completed as part of the Clarence City Council Risdon Vale Recreation and Activity Plan 2017-2037.

The trailhead was installed by Clarence City Council track crew in recognition of Ms Harrison’s significant contributions to the local community.

Residing in Risdon Vale since 1961, Ms Harrison dedicated 10 years to volunteering at the fire brigade as a firefighter and secretary.

She joined the Risdon Vale Neighborhood Centre in 1989, where she delivered a suite of programs and activities to support the community.

City of Clarence Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said Ms Harrison had achieved great success in breaking down social isolation and creating connections in the community.

“Ann has had a major impact on the local Risdon Vale community and this trailhead is fitting recognition of her hard work,” he said.

“The trailhead also features a dedicated seating and gathering area at the entrance of the trail, as well as a range of native plants to provide shade and protection from the road.”

Ms Harrison said she had been living in the Risdon Vale area since the 1960s and “loved the community.”

“This is such a beautiful area and I love the new trailhead,” she said.

“The council has done an outstanding job – it’s just glorious and I’m very happy with it.”

The Two Rivulets Circuit is a 5.3-kilometre loop that follows the Risdon Vale Creek Rivulet and features two drystone bridges and views to Mt Direction and surrounding hills.

Caption: Well-known local Ann Harrison at her dedicated trailhead, recently installed to mark the start of the Two Rivulets Track in Risdon Vale.