Murray River Experience Projects

We're one of three local Councils successful in receiving funding through the NSW Government's Regional Growth Environment and Tourism Fund to undertake projects to enhance and improve our connection with the Murray River.

A total of $10M will be spent over fours years to improve our riverside between Oddies Creek Park and Wonga Wetlands. We're matching the government funding with a $5M investment. Our key projects include:

Riverside Precinct Development

Total Project Cost    : $4.7M
2019 - 2020 Budget : Existing funding

This project will transform a section of the river behind the Albury Swim Centre at Hovell Tree Park and will change the way both residents and visitors interact with the river and surrounding open space.

The scope of works includes:

  • A boardwalk, jetty access and a mooring point
  • Better access to the river
  • BBQs and picnic facilities and built shade structures
  • Better car parking and improved links with the Wagirra Trail, CBD and Hovell Tree Park.

This project is currently in the design phase. A series of approvals will be required following the detailed design.

Construction is expected to commence in early 2020.

Riverside Improvements

We're also undertaking major improvement works to a number of other attractions within our riverside parks as well as improving the streambank and removing environmental weeds.:

Wonga Wetlands Visitor Education and Experience Centre

Total Project Cost    : $1.1M
2019 - 2020 Budget : Existing funding

The visitor education and Experience Centre project involves:

  • Construction of a multi purpose building to be used for a visitor and education centre
  • Upgrade and expansion of the existing carpark
  • Improved landscaping

Wagirra Trail Extension - Wonga Wetlands

Total Project Cost   : $2.4M
2019 - 2020 Budget : $808K

The Wagirra Trail currently links the Union Bridge to Wonga Wetlands. Along the existing six kilometre trail you can view the 11 art pieces of the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk,

We'll now extend the trail for an additional 12 kilometres along the banks of the Murray River around the perimeter of Wonga Wetlands. The project will involve:

  • Construction of a 2.5 metre wide sealed trail
  • Installation of seating every kilometre
  • Bike racks and picnic tables
  • Directional signage
  • Expansion of the Yindyamarra Sculpture Walk with five additional art pieces

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Other Council funded projects

Funding overview

CouncilCouncil fundingGrant FundsOther contributionTotal 
Albury $5,060,000 $5,069,000 $0 $10,129,000
Berrigan $827,000 $2,127,000 $300,000 $3,254,000
Federation $2,865,000 $3,826,000 $500,000 $7,191,000

View Federation Council Projects

Corowa Mulwala Trail and Foreshore Precinct improvements

  • Corowa Riverfront Precinct
  • Mulwala Foreshore Precinct
  • Corowa Mulwala Trail

Read more about Federation Councils Projects