New walking and cycling trail open in Officer

Published: 22 November 2023

Walking and cycling between Officer and Pakenham is now easier and safer, thanks to the completion of a 2.6km section of the Princes Highway Trail. 

Cardinia Shire Mayor Cr Jack Kowarzik and State Member for Pakenham Emma Vulin MP officially opened the new section of the trail on Tuesday. 

The Princes Highway Trail is a significant east-west walking and cycling link between Officer and Pakenham. 

The new section in Officer consists of a sealed path from Fairweather Parade to Heatherbrae Recreation Reserve, and includes new bridges over Officer Creek and Gum Scrub Creek. 

Mayor Kowarzik thanked the Victorian Government for their contribution to the project.  

“We welcome this investment as it makes walking and cycling safer and more accessible between Officer and Pakenham”, the Mayor said. 

“The new trail will encourage more people to get outdoors and stay active, making our community healthier and more liveable”  

Cardinia Shire Council and the Victorian Government each contributed $990,000 towards the project.

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