The Andrews Labor Government and Landcare Australia are restoring and protecting habitat along the Bellarine Rail Trail.

Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville announced the completion of $30,000 worth of habitat improvement and restoration works along the 30 kilometre bike trail between Queenscliff and Geelong.

The works were carried out by Friends of Bellarine Rail Trail, Bellarine Landcare Group and Swan Bay Environment Association, and included weed removal and revegetation in the Coastal Moonah Woodland and Grassy Woodlands.

Local schools will be involved in ongoing maintenance and education about the flora and fauna in the area.

The Andrews Government’s three-year partnership with Landcare Australia is delivering more than $250,000 to help manage and preserve native vegetation and fauna on former rail land across Victoria.

Quotes attributable to the Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville

“This wonderful project has restored and protected native plants and wildlife along the Bellarine Rail Trail.”

“It will make this beautiful bike path even more picturesque, and has already resulted in significant improvements to the health and biodiversity of the Bellarine Peninsula.”