Bass Coast Shire Council is responsible for the management of a diverse range of trails, located in both coastal and urban environments. Within the scope of this project, the existing trails network on land managed by the Shire currently extends to 167km of recognised trail, comprising 272 discrete trails that provide opportunities for walking and cycling.
Beyond the scope of this project, on land managed by Parks Victoria, Department of Land, Water and Planning and Phillip Island Nature Park, there exists a further network of on and off-road walking and cycling trails within Bass Coast Shire.
The demand and appetite for trails is growing rapidly. Recent circumstances relating to the global COVID-19 pandemic have had largely unforeseen influences on the value people place on trails, resulting in significant increased utilisation of these amenities. With this demand, Bass Coast Shire Council has an important role to play in creating a healthy and connected community through trail provision.
To read more about the tracks and trails Council is advocating for our to get involved with our Tracks and Trails Strategy, check out the links below.