Contractors are on site and work is progressing well on a new boardwalk at Metung to improve pedestrian safety from Chinaman’s Creek to the village centre.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the extended boardwalk would help bring more people into town and keep people who visit the region in Metung for longer.
The project was identified as one of the Metung community’s highest priorities and will extend the boardwalk by 325 metres to Chinaman’s Creek.
“Metung is an iconic tourism destination that brings visitors from across Australia and around the world to Gippsland,” Mr Chester said.
“Investing in tourism infrastructure, like the boardwalk extension, gives holidaymakers another activity to enjoy while they are here and encourages them to stay longer or return in the future.”
The $1.12 million project is jointly funded by the Federal Government through its Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure Program, East Gippsland Shire Council and