The Surf Coast Shire is supporting the creation of a long-distance horse trail.

Long distance horse trail gets go-ahead

October 10, 2019 BY

THE Surf Coast Shire has dedicated $5,000 to the creation of a horse trail between Gherang and Forrest.

The Sea to Tree Long Distance Horse Trail is part of the council’s Community Project Development plan that was unanimously carried at the council meeting on September 24.

Cr Margot Smith said she thought the planned horse trail – which will pass through Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Deans Marsh – was an excellent idea.

“Those that ride horses around our area are probably pretty happy to see something like that.”

“Getting people out into the bush, into the environment is really good for our mental health and wellbeing, and probably good for the horses as well.”

Cr Heather Wellington noted that while only a portion of the community frequently rode horses, it was a relatively large and diverse portion.

“There’s a lot of people in our community who do enjoy horses, from children through to much older people.”

The money for the project will come from the council’s accumulated unallocated cash reserve.

The Community Project Development plan also supported the Anglesea and District RSL’s War Memorial Proposal. The Anglesea and District RSL will fully fund the $87,100 project.