Becoming a Friend and/or Member of the Committee of Management of Grand Strzelecki Track

At specific times throughout each year, we assess every track for their required annual maintenance and any improvements, and with the help of Friends and/or members of the Committee of Management, undertake some of this work requiring many volunteering hours. We welcome and encourage you to join us in helping to sustain the Track.

For further details, please use the Contact Us Form or by email to enquiries@grandstrzeleckitrack.org.au.

 

Donations for new infrastructure and equipment

Whilst we receive annual funding for track maintenance and repairs to infrastructure and equipment from Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, funding for new infrastructure and equipment derive from map sales, in-kind donations and grant funding. At times, funds are inadequate to make purchases. It is our mission to promote, manage and maintain the Track enabling the safety and enjoyment for current and future generations of hikers. We appreciate any donations to help us achieve our goals.

All donations would be acknowledged on the website.

For further details, please use the Contact Us Form or by email to enquiries@grandstrzeleckitrack.org.au.

 

Projects completed

2021

EQUIPMENT TRAILER FOR THE ATV

With the financial support from two of our major sponsors, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, we were able to purchase another great asset for track inspections and maintenance. This is our new ‘space saving and durable’ 6×4 foldable trailer for towing on the ATV to carry additional equipment over longer and undulating hauls. Capable of carrying 990kg, leaf spring suspension, tilting, gate ramps, and lightweight to handle and tow.

TRACK MAINTENANCE

Track clearing work along Macks Creek, Great Forest Walk and Bulters Track during February and March.

2020

DO NOT LIGHT FIRE SIGNS

With the financial support from two of our major sponsors, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, we were able to purchase and install 17 ‘Do Not Light Fires’ signs to assist with bushfire awareness and prevention.

 

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE

We were awarded a $25,000 grant through Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) for the purchase of an all-terrain vehicle for track inspections and carrying people and equipment on long and difficult terrain.

 

ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT TRAILER

With the financial support from two of our major sponsors, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, we were able to purchase an equipment trailer to carry the All-Terrain Vehicle and equipment.

 

TRACK MAINTENANCE

Mount Tassie Track and Picnic Area maintenance (after photos).

 

Jumbuk Rest Area maintenance (before and after photos).

View to dry room

View to toilet

View to expanded area

View to entrance (1)

View to entrance (2)

View to entrance (3)

 

 

2019

REPLACEMENT POTABLE WATER TANK

The water tank at Pattison’s Rest Area was found to be unsuitable for storing potable water due to allowing UV through its casing. With the financial support from two of our major sponsors, Latrobe City Council and Wellington Shire Council, we were able to purchase a more suitable water tank and associated fittings.

 

2018

TRACK COUNTERS

A number of track counters have been installed at strategic entry and exit locations throughout the Track and within the national parks to identify track usage for planning of maintenance, management and promotion. This in turn determines the viability of keeping the Track open and for ongoing and future funding. With the financial support of Latrobe City Council, we were able to raise sufficient funding, in addition to our own, to purchase track counters and installation materials.