From walkers to cyclists, even more Victorians can look forward to making tracks on a longer Kororoit Creek Trail.

Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan, joined representatives from Hobsons Bay City Council in Altona today to officially launch the new 2.5km section of the trail, made possible by a $650,000 Andrews Government grant.

We’re getting on with delivering safe and inclusive sport and recreation facilities that better connect our communities.

This new 2.5km section of the 7.5km missing link of the Kororoit Creek Trail weaves through Melbourne’s West, running from Grieve Parade to Barnes Road in Altona North and links the Altona, Altona North and Brooklyn communities.

Locals can now walk and cycle to work, home or any number of places, avoiding busy roads whilst enjoying some of the best natural coastal scenery in their own backyard.

The completed Kororoit Creek Trail is expected to attract around 5,000 journeys a week by commuters, recreational cyclists and joggers.

The new Kororoit Creek Trail extension was funded in partnership with the Hobsons Bay City Council and Toyota, with input from the Friends of the Lower Kororoit Creek.

The Victorian Budget 2017/18 invested $332.8 million to improve sports facilities – from grassroots to elite – to cement Victoria’s reputation as the sporting capital of the world.

And we are upgrading more grassroots sport and recreation facilities just like this across the state thanks to our $110 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund. The Fund includes $14 million for female friendly facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms.