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AFTER a year in the wilderness, the
Tarra Trail committee is back in business
with a newly elected president and secre-
tary leading the way forward.
Jane Pickering put her hand up to be part of the
new committee and accepted the presidency role
while Jenny Mayo is the new secretary.
Founding member Minnie Kee remains as
treasurer and fellow founding member and
past president Judy Kennedy has stayed on the
For Jane being part of the Tarra Trail commit-
tee is exciting. “I used the trail all the time to ride
into Yarram from Alberton,” she said.
“It is a really great asset for the whole commu-
nity, it has such lovely views all the way along.”
Jane, like those before her, wants to see the
Tarra Trail joined up to the Great Southern Rail
Trail, which now runs from Port Welshpool to
“I took on the position to make sure the Tarra
Trail stays and is maintained, but I am curious to
explore all options of what we can do to make it
greater,” Jane said two weeks after taking on the
Jane lives at the southern end of the trail in
Alberton, her secretary Jenny Mayo lives just out-
side Yarram and also uses the trail regularly.
Many people are under the impression the
Wellington Shire maintain the whole track, that is
not the case.
It does a wonderful job of maintaining the
area through Yarram, however from Yarram to the
South Gippsland Highway crossing near Alber-
ton it is currently maintained by the landholders
whose land it runs through and from there through
Alberton to the end of the trail it is maintained by
Apex volunteers,” Jenny said.
“We have lots of ideas about how we can im-
prove, enhance our section and want to explore
our ideas with the community,” Jane said.
One idea they have is to incorporate story
boards along the track, which would tell the his-
tory of the area.
“It is amazing how many people use the trail
now,” she said.
Locals obey drink
YARRAM Police have averaged 100
roadside breath tests during the Christ-
mas and New Year roadside campaign.
So far they have had no positive readings and
congratulate motorists on this statistic.
Senior Constable Bradley Guenther advised
that during the campaign they were required to
do 50 roadside breath tests, “We did 100 per day
around our patch,” he said.
“So far we have had no positive readings
which is great,” he said.
caught in Yarram
A DEER Park man has been charged
by Yarram Police after he was caught
driving without a licence in Yarram on
Christmas Eve. The man will receive a
summons and appear in court at a later
Breathing new life into trail
Walking trail: from left, taking it all in their stride are the newly elected Tarra Trail secre-
tary Jenny Mayo and president Jane Pickering. They are excited about the prospects of one
of Yarram’s greatest assets, the Tarra Trail.
But the pair would like to see many more
people using it. “We need to promote it more and
make sure that visitors to the area know where it
is,” Jenny said.
The Tarra Trail committee next meeting will
be held on Friday February 23 commencing at 7
pm at the Yarram Club Hotel.
“We invite anyone who would like to join our
committee and become a volunteer involved with
the Tarra Trail to come along and join us,” Jenny
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YARRAM building company D.J Young
constructions Pty Ltd was one of two
successful tenders for the $1.2 million
Port of Sale civil and building works.
The $415,000 building works tender includes
demolition works, construction of barbecue shelters,
raised timber decking and associated structures,
bespoke timber seating, fencing, park lighting up-
grades, water supply and drinking fountains to mul-
tiple areas within the precinct.
The civil works tender was awarded to Traralgon
based concreting firm, Contula Constructions Pty Ltd.
Wellington Shire Council approved the success-
ful tenders at its final meeting for 2016 on Tuesday,
Works are due to commence early in 2017 and
will be complete by the end of the year.
Yarram builders land top job
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