The City's Alistair Bain joined members from Lions Clubs of the Bellarine and Barwon Water at the new water station on the Bellarine Rail Trail
The City's Alistair Bain joined members from Lions Clubs of the Bellarine and Barwon Water at the new water station on the Bellarine Rail Trail

New hydration station on the Bellarine Rail Trail

Thursday, 22 December 2016

A joint project between the Lions Clubs of the Bellarine, Barwon Water and the City has delivered a new drinking stop on the Bellarine Rail Trail near Banks Road, Mannerim.

The new water bubbler will be a welcome addition to the trail this summer.

The picturesque section between Drysdale and Queenscliff is a major drawcard for residents and tourists visiting our region.

City staff, Barwon Water and the Lions Clubs of the Bellarine are thanked for working together to complete the project in time for the summer holidays.

A $75,000 upgrade has also been completed by City staff to improve safety for bike riders on the trail near Drysdale.

Take time out these holidays to explore the 35 kilometre trail, which runs between South Geelong and historic Queenscliff.


Linda Quinn - General Manager Community Life

“This section of the trail is really popular for walkers, runners and bike riders and obviously it’s important for them to be able to take a break and rehydrate – especially during the hot summer months.
It’s a stunning part of the trail winding around farmlands, passing old railway stations and connecting Drysdale to Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.
The new 800 metre sealed section has improved safety for bike riders and has resolved ongoing maintenance issues caused by rain water washing over the path and degrading this steep section of the trail."