Guidelines for Trail Planning, Design and Management

While it is acknowledged that the Barwon South West region has a strong and varied network of trails, there are many aspects of the existing trail system that can be improved through enhancements to trail design, better linkages between trails and other community assets and attractions, consistent trail policy, management, marketing and support for on-going development of the network. Trail users are becoming more discerning and have high expectations about their trail experience, which means that quality infrastructure and services and marketing and promotion activities are becoming increasingly important and the user experience is central to each element of trail design and management. These guidelines have been prepared to provide a comprehensive and coordinated document to assist the planning, development, construction, management, and promotion of regional trails in the Barwon South West Region.



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Barwon South West Region Councils, Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism, Regional Development Australia