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Feedback wanted on Cowes to Rhyll Shared Path by 14 May 2023

Community asked to comment on Cowes-Rhyll Shared Path (Stage 4) project that aims to connect townships, improve pedestrian access, and boost tourism.

By news@gippsland - 14th April 2023 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council are asking our community to provide comments on our proposal for the Cowes to Rhyll Shared Path (Stage 4) project, open now until Sunday 14 May. This project was previously identified in council's Aspirational Pathways Plan and is now part of council's newly adopted Track and Trails strategy. Stage 4 of this trail connects the top of McIlwraith Road in Rhyll into the Rhyll township.

Options differ in work and funding, vote preferred pathway, council decides using feedback from 14 April to 14 May 2023

Options differ in work and funding, vote preferred pathway, council decides using feedback from 14 April to 14 May 2023

Submit your feedback

The Cowes-Rhyll trail aims to connect Rhyll to the main township of Cowes and improve pedestrian access in the community. The Trail will also create a new nature-based tourism visitor attraction, providing access to the unique experience of walking and cycling in Bass Coast. Council is seeking feedback on three possible options for the Stage 4 alignment:

Option 1

Travel south down McIlwraith and through Rhyll Park.

Option 2

Similar to Option 1, but rather than going through Rhyll park, the alignment will be along the eastern boundary of the reserve along Walton St.

Option 3

From the top of McIlwraith Road, continue the path around the headland.

Each of the options will require varying levels of work and required funding to progress to construction readiness. Bass Coast Shire welcomes all members of the community to vote on the pathway they prefer plus offer any commentary now at Engage Bass Coast page - Cowes Rhyll Pathway - Stage 4

Council will use information collected during this consultation period to inform a decision on the preferred alignment, then advise the community of the next steps accordingly. For more information on this project, please contact the Sustainable Transport and Movement Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or

Pictures from Bass Coast Shire Council website.


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