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A new walking track linking the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre to the suburb of Riverside is closer to being a reality with the construction of a bridge across Cormiston Creek.

Parks and Wildlife Service Northern Region manager Chris Colley said that the joint project with the West Tamar Council reflects recommendations in both the Tamar Valley Open Space Strategy and the Regional Recreational Trails Strategy.
The development of the walkway link between the suburb of Riverside and Tamar Island supports ongoing tourism and recreational opportunities.

The Parks and Wildlife Service has funded the construction of the walking track from the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre along the West Tamar Highway and the Cormiston Creek bridge.

Mr Colley said that once the bridge is complete, the track will join up with the West Tamar Council's walking track from the new bridge into Riverside.

"This walking track will mean that people can now enjoy a walk from the centre of Launceston to the award winning Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, a distance of about 8 kilometres," Mr Colley said.

"It will add to the range of opportunities people now have for extended walks in the region to include a visit to Tamar Island, which is a unique urban wetlands reserve with an outstanding interpretation centre."

It is anticipated the project will be completed by the end of September 2007.