Walking trail windfall

FUNDING BOOST WELCOMED: Mayor Andrew Lee yesterday welcomed a $250,000 State Government grant to contribute to an extension of the city’s rail trail. Mount Gambier City Council will match the funding to complete the project over the next two financial years. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

MOUNT Gambier City Council will continue to extend the city’s rail trail after receiving $250,000 in State Government funding.

The State Government announced this week it would allocate $250,000 to the project as part of a $4.6m initiative to improve walking trails, parks and reserves and main streets in regional communities across the state.

Mayor Andrew Lee welcomed the funding boost, which will contribute to stages three and four of the project.

The shared walking/cycling path will be extended beyond


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