A newly revamped walking and viewing platform has been unveiled and will be a draw card for bushwalking enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

Situated near Chaffey Landing at Merbein, the Blandowski Walk links existing tracks and now offers a safer and more pleasurable experience.

“Whilst in government, the Coalition was proud to very provide $272,000 from the Putting Local First program towards this project.” Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp stated.

 “I was delighted to be at the announcement of the funding back in August 2013 but I am even more excited to experience the final product. It forms part of Council’s strategy to improve and increase the number of walking and cycling tracks available in the region.”

“I hope both locals, and tourists, utilise and enjoy the new Blandowski Walk and I congratulate all that were involved in the project.” Mr Crisp concluded.

Also in attendance at the opening was Mildura Mayor Cr Glenn Milne, Max Whiting from the Merbein Historical Society and Merbein resident Bernadette Wells.

The new staircase at the Merbein Cliffs replaces the previous path which had becomedangerous for users.