THE federal opposition has pledged $2 million towards the construction of an art trail spanning from the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery in Langwarrin to the Frankston foreshore.
The planned 7.4 kilometre trail will feature nine sculptures and three murals. Works are also expected to include connecting paths to Cruden Farm, Ballam Park, Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve and Mulberry Hill, as well as pathways to Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve, and Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve down to the base of Oliver’s Hill.
Labor will spend $2 million on the project if it wins this month’s federal election. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said “I’m pleased to be able to commit to this project if Labor wins the election this May. I have been advocating for more federal funding to promote our existing tourism destinations for some years. This investment will support and enhance the artistic, historical and natural attractions already on offer in Dunkley.”
McClelland Gallery director Lisa Byrne is advocating for the trail’s construction. She says it will “link a host of arts, cultural and nature attractions in the Frankston district, delivering increased visitation and greater enjoyment for all.”