Welcome to the Traralgon to Morwell Shared Pathway Feasibility Study!
Latrobe City Council is excited to introduce a new project that will assess the feasibility of developing a shared pathway between Traralgon and Morwell. The project is jointly funded by Latrobe City Council and the State Government.
This website is one of many efforts to make sure that the community has every opportunity to find out about the project; what opportunities it might bring, and how to participate in the feasibility process. Most importantly, it provides an opportunity for you to share your ideas and opinions about how a shared pathway might be developed, where it should go and how it might benefit you or your community.
Spend the next few minutes clicking the tabs above to find out more about the project, who is involved and timelines. We’ll be progressively updating this site to share information as the project moves forward, so keep coming back to keep up to date. You can leave us feedback right now and register to be part of our automatic email update list. You might also want to forward details of this site to family and friends to help us spread the word.
What is a "Shared Pathway"?
In the context of this study, a shared pathway can be broadly defined as a path that is between 2.5 and 4 metres wide, allowing walkers and cyclists to safely travel together in a shared space. The surface of the path can be a range of materials including concrete, bitumen or gravel and to pathway may also traverse wetlands or gullies with boardwalk or bridge sections.
What does a Feasibility Study do?
This study is the first step in making sure that a shared pathway is technically and economically achievable as well as likely to be well used by local communities. The feasibility study checks off the following key points;
- Ensures there is an achievable route that actually connects Morwell to Traralgon that is practical and safe for cyclists and pedestrians.
- Users of the pathway are identified and we describe how they will benefit from the development.
- Costs of developing the shared pathway are provided and linked to a detailed concept design that indicates trail route, surface, required bridges, signage etc.
- The costs of developing the shared pathway are compared against the benefits of having it in order to consider the importance of the project.
Want to Get Involved?
Latrobe City Council wants to make sure you have a chance to have your say. There is a range of ways to get involved and find out more….
Join our Project Update List. You’ll be emailed updates about the projects as we reach key milestones and also find out about meetings, surveys and forums as dates are known. Click here to be directed to our feedback page and to register your details.
Keep visiting this site! We will be continually updating this site to share information and let you know how the project is progressing. This website provides you with an opportunity to find out more, download the most recent information and also ask questions through the feedback page.
Contact Latrobe City Council. Please contact Karen Tsebelis, Senior Recreation and Open Space Planner on telephone 5128 5483 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other opportunities. A community engagement program is just being prepared that includes community workshops, regular updates and stakeholder group interviews. Further information on these workshops will be made available on this website soon.
Thanks for your interest in this important project for the Latrobe City Council. Please keep visiting the site to ask questions or find out more.