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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

'Community Concepts' - DCSCA submission 3

This is the third submission by the Drysdale and Clifton Springs Community Association (DCSCA) to the City of Greater Geelong's 'Community Concepts' programme.

For background on the programme, and earlier DCSCA submissions see "'Community Concepts' - making the process transparent" on this blog (22 January).

Booklet to publicize Scenic Walking and CyclingTrails around the Bellarine.
Provision of a booklet to provide maps of existing scenic trails (for both walking and cycling) around the Bellarine. Booklet to be available at Tourist Information Centres. Such a booklet used to be provided. DCSCA believes that Geelong and the Bellarine has the potential to become an internationally recognized tourist destination for recreational walkers and cyclists.  Co-ordinated actions to identify and promote these scenic trails will attract more visitors to the region. 

Objectives of the project
  • To grow the local economy and increase local employment opportunities.
  • To increase and promote the tourism attraction of the Bellarine.
  • To improve community health and well-being, reduce obesity within the community and reduce the cost burden on the health system.
  • To increase social activity (and reduce anti-social behavior) by promoting healthy lifestyles and by encouraging active recreation and an engaged community.
  • To encourage the community participation in non-polluting sustainable activity
  • To promote and enhance the natural environment.
  • The cost could possibly be entirely offset by obtaining sponsorship. This is the type of activity with which State and Federal Government, commercial enterprises and community service groups would be glad to have their name associated.
DCSCA has, for some time, actively promoted scenic trails in Drysdale, Clifton Springs and the Bellarine Peninsula in general. As a result, some are now identified in the REMA Tourist Information Map and in the 2014 North Bellarine Business and Services Directory.

DCSCA has volunteer insurance and members would be happy to assist in any way.

Street address and suburb: The Bellarine Peninsula.
Council ward: Various
Estimate of total project cost: $5,000

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