The Riverfront Activation Project has received funding from Sustainability Victoria for one of its first projects.
The path from Horsham City Rowing Club to the Wimmera Bridge, a total of 1.1 kilometres will be renewed thanks to Sustainability Victoria's funding.
It will be the first council large scale project to use recycled materials, which will begin late this year.
Mayor Robyn Gulline said the recycled rubber and asphalt material will have a similar cost structure to traditional asphalt, but have the added benefit of being longer wearing and suitable for local conditions.
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"The recycled composite furniture will also be stronger, longer lasting and easier to maintain than natural timber," she said.
"Council also anticipates that the project will provide future cost savings in terms of asset replacement costs and repairs."
The jointly funded project will cost $241,670 and also include new park benches and bins along the river.
This first project is a part of a $3 million Riverfront Activation Project.
"The entire $3 million Riverfront Activation project will provide enormous economic and social benefits to Horsham, creating a new destination space in central Horsham along the Wimmera River foreshore," Cr Gulline said.
"These types of upgrades along the foreshore will be done first because they were most popular during the consultation process, with the Community Reference Group and the general public expressing high levels of support for the riverfront improvement concepts.
"The riverfront precinct is clearly visible to the 6,000 plus vehicles travelling through Horsham daily on the highway. The aim of this project is to attract more of these visitors to stay and play a little longer in Horsham and the Wimmera region."
Horsham council plan to utilise recycled materials in the future if the use of the products shows to be suitable during the pathway project along the river.
The Riverfront Activation Project is the first stage of the City to River Masterplan, a 20-year plan which aims to enhance and activate the Wimmera River Precinct and its link to the Central Activity District of Horsham.
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