Bay trail west extension opens

Riders on the Bay Trail south of Williamstown can now use the new trail directly out to the Point Cook Coastal Park.

The trail extension at Point Cook reduces a 3.8km detour to just 400 metres.

About 150 metres was contributed by property developer Area and the rest was constructed by Parks Victoria. Both sections are built to the same design.

The all off-road trail stretches between Sanctuary Lakes South Boulevard and Skoda Court in Point Cook.

The extension is an elevated boardwalk-style path, designed to minimise ground disturbance and reduce any impacts on the surrounding Ramsar-listed Cheetham Wetlands.

The new trail provides great views of the 420ha Cheetham Wetlands and Port Phillip.

Nearby at Point Cook Coastal Park, new and upgraded barbecues, picnic tables, shelters, drinking fountains, seating, signage, toilets and a playground have been delivered as part of the program.

Point Cook Coastal Park, located on Bunurong Country, has stunning coastal landscapes, diverse wildlife and peaceful surrounds. Visitors can get together with friends and family at one of its idyllic picnic spots, explore the beach at low tide or sit back and watch vintage aeroplanes operating from the Point Cook RAAF Base.

The works are being delivered through the Victorian Government’s $21 million Urban Parks Active Wellbeing Program.

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