Kilmore’s Monument Hill Reserve is set to receive an upgrade in signage and tracks, helping to enhance and protect the area according to a Mitchell Shire Council report.
Council officers were instructed to prepare a report on the location, costings and installation of signs identifying trail lengths and directions throughout Monument Hill.
The report tabled at last month’s council meeting estimated the cost to install additional bollards throughout the reserve was $6000, while the cost to replace a large sign at the reserve’s Hume and Hovell monument was estimated at $5000.
The addition of a map on the reverse side of a rare and threatened species sign was estimated to be about $3000.
Key aims of the project are to ‘prevent further damage to tracks; define and repair tracks; [classify] tracks; [install] signage and promotion; and [undertake] community engagement and publicity’.
Cr Louise Bannister said the project was a worthwhile one.
“The activation of this area I think would be a great asset to Mitchell Shire as a whole,” she said.
“A couple of signs have already had some upgrades, and to get the third one and the trail up to scratch would make the area really inviting for everyone in Mitchell Shire to come use and walk around.”