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Construction of a 10-kilometre shared cycling and pedestrian pathway linking Traralgon and Morwell is now underway in Traralgon.

Morwell’s ACE Earthmoving is undertaking the works at the top end of Kay Street.

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

“The sections from Morwell Railway Station to McDonald Street and from Kernot Hall to Waterhole Creek in Morwell are both complete,” Mr Chester said.

“Local residents have long campaigned for increased bike path networks across our region.

“This 10-kilometre pathway will link two of the Latrobe Valley’s largest communities and provide safe pathways for cycling, walking and jogging to encourage healthier lifestyles.”

The Traralgon-Morwell Shared Pathway project is part of the Federal Government’s $20 million investment in community infrastructure in response to the closure of Hazelwood Power Station.

The Federal Government has provided a further $20 million to the Regional Jobs and Investment Package (RJIP) to support local businesses.

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