Great River Road
About the project
In 2016, Towong Shire Council developed the Upper Murray 2030 Vision Plan following a comprehensive community consultation process.
The plan identified and explored the implementation of ‘game changing’ projects for the Upper Murray, including The Great River Road and Town Trails.
The 153km Great River Road stretches from Bellbridge to Khancoban, following the curves and bends of the Murray River. The road offers the best touring experience of the Murray River with views unique to the Upper Murray mountains and valleys, and the spectacular snowy mountains as the backdrop.
The Great River Road Project aims to make the route a premier destination for drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, bushwalkers and campers.
Stage 1 of The Great River Road was completed in 2019, which included the delivery of five stunning and interactive sculptures, including the Bogong Moth and Murray Cod at Tintaldra, the Murray Cray at Bringenbrong, the Wedge-tailed Eagle at Mount Alfred Gap and the Rainbow Trout at Khancoban.
During Stage 1, a number of future extensions were identified and were earmarked to form Stage 2 of the project.
Stage 2 involves the delivery of eight key projects with most identified by the Shire’s Community Recovery Committees to assist in the ongoing recovery process, including additional wayside stops, walking trails and a marketing campaign.
The project is funded by a $5 million grant from the Victorian Government's Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Fund.