This week a series of maintenance works have been undertaken at Junortoun’s newest nature reserve to improve the safety for users of the reserve.
Under the close supervision of the Honeyeater Bushland Reserve Advisory Committee and JCAG, works have been taken to:
- Define and make safe the walking track around the top of the former quarry site (rim walk).
- Dispose of some potentially contaminated grey sand (dumped mining tailings)
- Complete other earthworks that will improve the safety and amenity of the park now and into the future.
The track works now provide a smoother experience for walkers, especially those pushing prams and strollers. The works have also addressed some areas of the track which can become boggy when it rains. They will discourage the formation of new paths around these locations.
JCAG wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Strathfieldsaye and District Community Enterprise for community grant funding they provided to enable these works to be undertaken.
Thank you also to Shane Houlahan from Midland Contractors for they expert and professional work on this job and to Honeyeater Bushland Reserve Advisory Committee member Martin Woodward for overseeing the works on behalf of the Junortoun community.