Upgrading of the Lerderderg Track begins in earnest

The Victorian Government Department of the Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is providing funds for the GDTA to repost and repaint post tops for the 87km long Lerderderg Track between Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh. To distinctively brand the Lerderderg Track, post tops are gaining a sky blue stripe.

For its part, DELWP is building new bridges across two of the more challenging wet areas along the track. For much of its length, the Lerderderg Track follows the heritage-listed Lerderderg River, which falls steeply into a deep gorge. At gorge-end, the river contains a rich repository of geological features of international significance.

At the Daylesford end of the Lerderderg Track, the GDTA has begun upgrading signage from the new trailhead overlooking Lake Daylesford at the Bridport St lookout. It is expected that the upgrading will be complete by spring this year. The track has already been fully audited and all land managers have been consulted by the GDTA. Land managers are DELWP, Parks Victoria and Hepburn and Moorabool shire councils.