The Cowes to Rhyll Shared Path project aims to connect Rhyll to the main township of Cowes and improve pedestrian access in the community. These works will provide a safe, off-road link between the two areas increasing health and well-being, reducing vehicle traffic and continued expansion of our tracks and trails network. The Trail will also create a new nature-based tourism visitor attraction, providing access to the unique experience of walking and cycling in Bass Coast.

This project was previously identified in Councils’ Aspirational Pathways Plan and will now transition to being part of Council's newly adopted Track and Trails strategy (a copy of which can be found under the Document Library).

The project has been separated into 5 key stages:

Information on the Stages of the Path

  • Stage 1 - Oswin Roberts Reserve to Carpark

    COMPLETED IN 2021.

  • Stage 2 - Cowes - Rhyll Road to Conservation Hill

    This stage of the project is a collaboration between Council and Phillip Island Nature Parks. Consents and approvals is underway.

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  • Stage 3 - Conservation Hill to McIlwraith Road

    Funded for 2022/2023 this stage of the design is currently underway.

    Construction subject to approvals 2023/2024.

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  • Stage 4 - McIlwraith Road to Beach Road

    Community Consultation closed 14 May 2023

    Feasibility to be undertaken in 2023/2024

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  • Stage 5 - Redwood Drive to Coghlan Road

    Design planned 2023/2024.

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