Sale to Longford path complete

THE final stage of the shared path linking Longford to Sale is now ready for use.

Residents can walk or ride the length of the path from the Longford Public Hall to the Port of Sale, about seven kilometres.

Encompassing the Swing Bridge, wetlands and Thomson River in its trail, the Longford Shared Pathway not only offers an avenue for Longford residents to actively travel into town, but also serves as a tourist attraction.

Wellington Shire mayor Darren McCubbin said the path was something the Longford community had long campaigned for.

“The path has been designed to be relatively flat to allow residents of all abilities to cycle or walk without travelling along the South Gippsland Highway,” he said.

“We’ve already had fantastic feedback and we’re expecting it to get a lot of use.”

In line with Wellington Shire Council’s 2030 Vision, the path is one of many shared pathway networks throughout Wellington which add to the shire’s livability.

Costing council $190,000, the final section links Longford to the pre-existing constructed path alongside the South Gippsland Highway.