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Works are well underway on the shared cycling and pedestrian pathway that will link Traralgon and Morwell and complement nearby rail trails and national park walks.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland Darren Chester recently announced $1.6 million from the Federal Government toward the long awaited project.

The section from Morwell Railway Station to McDonald Street Morwell has been completed and stage 1c is under construction from Kernot Hall to Waterhole Creek.

Mr Chester caught up with TRAMPS riders to check out the works underway near Kernot Hall.

He said the shared pathway was a community-driven project.

“Local residents have been working for many years to achieve this shared pathway, which will allow people to ride their bicycles or walk or jog between Traralgon and Morwell,” Mr Chester said.

“Not only does the project link two of the shire’s major towns – it offers significant health benefits, encouraging exercise and promoting healthier lifestyles.

The shared pathway is being funded jointly by the Federal Government ($1.6 million) and Victorian Government ($2.95 million). Latrobe City Council is delivering the project

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