This week TRC trails specialist Chris Halstead has been facilitating community Drop in Sessions and Your Say surveys as part of the developing Tasmanian Break O’Day Councils Recreational Trail Strategy.
Between community engagements, TRC and Council staff have been undertaking trail feasibility assessments on a number of sites including the proposed rail trail, St Patricks Head and Bare Rock.
The Break O’ Day Recreational Trails Strategy will link the needs of the local community and visitors to the spectacular land and seascapes through enjoyable trail experiences. The purpose of the Strategy is to ensure through effective planning that recreational trail experiences are developed that contribute to the wellbeing of our Break O’Day community.
The Strategy will identify priority trails with community input and focus on ensuring trails are environmentally sustainable culturally appropriate and provide enjoyment across a broad range of ages and abilities in a variety of locations.
The Strategy will cover all recreational trail activities including but not limited to:
·  walking and bushwalking
·  trail running
·  cycling
·  mountain biking
·  aquatic trails
·  horse riding.
The Recreational Trails Strategy will recognise the significant investment towards trail development throughout the Break O’Day region. The Strategy will provide a solid framework to guide future decision-making across the Break O Day Council area, and where these trails connect with the broader Northeast Tasmanian landscape.