Project Description

Yarra Ranges Council has a vision to create a world-class adventure destination in Yarra Valley. Complementary to the work currently underway to develop the Yarra Ranges Trail (a multi-use trail linking Lilydale, Yarra Glen and Healesville with the Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail, and showcasing many of the Yarra Valley’s finest wineries, food destinations and natural areas) and the Warburton MTB Destination (a world-class mountain bike destination centred on Warburton and including trails for all levels of rider) – TRC was asked to undertake an economic feasibility study on the development of a world-class adventure precinct at Powelltown.

The planned adventure hub activates much of the existing infrastructure including gravel roads and existing trails. It also aims to aid the transition of Powelltown as the Victorian native-timber industry moves to plantation-based resources over the medium term will further the positioning of the valley and create enormous interest and market appeal from around Australia and the world.