The Federal Opposition has pledged $2 million for the construction of an art trail from McClelland Park and Sculpture Gallery in Langwarrin to the Frankston Foreshore.
The planned 7.4 kilometer 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 trails to Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve and Frankston Nature Reserve. to the foot of Oliver’s Hill.
Labor will spend $2 million on the project if they win the federal election this month. Dunkley MP Peta Murphy said: “I am delighted to be able to commit to this project if Labor wins the election in May. For the past few years, I have been advocating for increased federal funding to promote our existing tourist destinations. This investment will support and enhance the artistic, historical and natural attractions already offered in Dunkley.
McClelland Gallery director Lisa Byrne advocates for the construction of the trail. She says it will “connect a host of artistic, cultural and natural attractions in the Frankston District, providing increased visitation and greater enjoyment for all”.
First published in the Frankston Times – May 10, 2022