2021 Major Project – Kiewa River Trail

From left: Mary Pike & Henry Ziemnicki (Men’s Shed Project Coordinator) standing next to the very impressive Michael Whipps designed metal ball with ‘Pebble Beach & Corner Pool’ represented on the ball.
The Men’s Shed boys getting down & dirty installing the new sign at the start of the Trail extension.
From left: Henry Ziemnicki & his sidekick Paul L’Huillier. Very happy to see this part of the project completed.

Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association is exceptionally pleased to let our community know that the Kiewa River Trail project which commenced in 2018 has almost reached its eventual completion. Today (6th October 2021) the gentlemen of the Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed installed the new signage and artwork on the Trail. Unfortunately with COVID restrictions as they are we are unable to hold an official opening ceremony but there are many groups that need to be acknowledged for their input.

  • The Victorian Government, through Pick MY Project, for funding to extend the trail beyond Pebble Beach.
  • The Alpine Shire for planning and management of the trail construction and the community grant towards the interpretive signs.
  • AGL for the community grant for the Pebble Beach artwork.
  • ALPS, Lions Ladies, Champagne Club, UKV Lions, Chamber of Commerce and Mount Beauty Rotary for the additional funding for the interpretive signs.
  • Dianne Griffiths for her beautiful photography.
  • Jim Crebbin and the many helpers who worked with him along the way.
  • The Mount Beauty & District Men’s Shed for all the labour required to install the signs.
  • Landcare for the work still ongoing to reinstate native plantings along the trail.

This has been a very collaborative project and we thank all who have been involved over almost three years.

More good news — the further trail extension along the East Kiewa River to Damm’s Road is being scoped and the Carpark at the Trailhead, all going well, should be constructed by Christmas.

Mary Pike
Secretary