New Cascade Track opening

posted 22 Feb 2011, 17:04 by Garth Coghlan   [ updated 22 Feb 2011, 17:04 by SHSC Secretary ]
Be first to walk Hobart’s newest track


Hobart residents are invited to walk the city’s newest track, which will officially open at 11.30am on Sunday 27 February.


The 2.2km Cascade Walking Track links existing tracks and trails, enabling Hobart residents and visitors to walk from Hobart city to the summit of Mount Wellington on a 12.75km off-road route.


People interested in attending the launch and being amongst the first to walk the track should go to Old Farm Road, South Hobart, on Sunday 27 February, at 11:30am.


Leading track designer John Hughes planned the new track through the Cascade Brewery grounds to give walkers the best experience and to conserve the track’s natural environment.  The new track was developed by an innovative partnership between the Cascade Brewery, Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Hobart City Council, with support from Sport & Recreation Tasmania. 


The Cascade Brewery invested $90,000 in the track’s development through a two-year support agreement with CVA.  CVA volunteers provided more than 7000 volunteer hours during 2010 to complete the track, working in groups of 10 in two week blocks, with construction support from the Hobart City Council.  The State Government provided a grant of $49,850 to Hobart City Council under its Trails and Bikeways program.  The Hobart City Council will manage and maintain the track under an agreement with the Cascade Brewery.