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A “missing link” in the connection between Morwell and Traralgon will be fixed thanks to funding from the federal and state governments.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the Morwell-Traralgon Shared Pathway would now be expanded in scope, after the state government provided a $2.95 million commitment. This was in addition to the $1.6 million already committed by the federal government.
In addition to the original shared pathway from Kernot Hall to Traralgon, the alignment will be expanded to include a connection to the Morwell Railway Station, and Latrobe Regional Hospital.
“At present, it isn’t safe or easy to walk or ride a bike between Traralgon and Morwell,” Mr Chester said.
“The new pathway will provide a dedicated connection between two of our biggest towns, which has a whole range of benefits for commuters, young people, and recreational cyclists.
“Demand for better bike paths is growing, and it’s only fair that the Latrobe Valley has the same, or better, pathways as in other parts of Victoria.”
Mr Chester singled out Member for Morwell Russell Northe and Traralgon and Morwell Peddallers (TRAMPS) for their strong advocacy of the project.

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