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Tracks and trails action plan guides future development

CLARENCE City Council has adopted a ‘Tracks and Trails Action Plan’ for 2015-2020 to provide guidance on the development, maintenance and promotion of tracks and trails in the city.

Alderman Richard James, Chairperson of the Tracks and Trails Committee, said the action plan was an important step to ensuring Council’s extensive network of tracks and trails were sustainable and integrated.

“Many in our community may be surprised to learn that we have in excess of 200-kilometres of tracks in Clarence,” he said.

“This action plan is an important blueprint that will guide future development and usage for walkers, horse riders and cyclists to access and enjoy our coastline, bushland and urban environments.”

The plan provides clear direction for future tracks and trails, implementation of consistent signage, adoption of a classification system that includes a track difficultly rating system for users, maintenance, promotion, funding and resources.

Acknowledged in the plan were several significant trails for identification including Clarence Coastal Trail, Meehan Skyline Trail, Rokeby/Droughty Trail, Charles Darwin Trail, Tangara Trail, Clarence Coastal Kayak Trail and Coal River Valley Gourmet Trail.

Implementation will be staged across the five years and subject to review and funding in Council’s Annual Operating Plan.

A copy of the action plan can be found on the Clarence City Council website at www.ccc.tas.gov.au.