The Trust is pleased to announce that after more than a year of fund raising we have finally achieved the full budget total of $291,617 for our latest track project.
Our new project is the extension of the track network at both Lake Hawea and at Luggate.
Lake Hawea to Johns Creek.
This new section of track will run connect with the existing track through the the lakeside reserve and then run mostly along the cliff tops to the small settlement at Johns Creek. This will be of a similar standard to the Upper Clutha River Track, and will also form part of the Te Araroa long distance pathway.
Planning for this section has been taking place for some time and we are currently waiting for a resource consent for a small section of track. We hope to start construction of some of this track in the next couple of months.
Red Bridge to the Devils’s Nook and Luggate Township.
This will extend the existing Upper Clutha River Track, downstream along the Clutha River to Luggate Creek where a new footbridge will cross the creek. Once over the creek a track will give access to the Devils Nook, a beautiful feature of the Clutha River and provide easier fishing access downstream.
A track will also follow Luggate Creek up the township and the Luggate Pub for those who feel they deserve a drink after completing the track.
Work has already started on constructing the track and bridge and we hope to be able to open this section in June.
The Trust is grateful for the support of the following groups for their financial support of the project.
Central Lakes Trust $120,000
Otago Community Trust $30,000
The Trusts Charitable Foundation $20,000
Alexander McMillan Trust $10,000
Callis Trust $10,000
Lion Foundation $10,000
First Sovereign Trust $10,000
The balance of the funds have been provided by the Trust.