An investment of $911,000 is being provided to Albury Wodonga to deliver the region’s tracks and trails project.
The investment forms part of the Regional Deal with the area, which will see cultural tracks and trails along both sides of the Murray River.
The regional deal will also see improvements made to the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk, the Gateway Island River Walk and cultural trail in Wodonga. All will benefit from new artworks and sculptures by local Aboriginal artists.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the projects will bring new life to the region.
“This project will directly create jobs in addition to delivering a valuable community asset that contributes to the economic development, tourism and liveability of the region,” McCormack said.
Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino said the track improvements is a sign of further infrastructural improvement in the area.
“The tracks and trails project demonstrates the commitment of Deal partners to get on with the job of delivering for the Albury Wodonga community while Deal negotiations continue.”
“We will see greater alignment across the border to further bring the Albury Wodonga community together,“ Marino said.
The Regional Deal is a collective agreement by the Australian, NSW and Victorian governments, Albury City and Wodonga Council.
The tracks and trails project will be developed in stages and is expected to be delivered mid-2021.