The railway dam is one of the most picturesque spots in the Fryers forest. It’s always good to catch a glimpse of it as you pass by in the train. DELWP has laid out a pleasant 4k walk [the ‘Junction walk’] on the east side of it, clearly signposted and interpreted at regular intervals with informative boards.
Train travellers passing the dam now, however, will have a view not just of the dam, but of a pile of rubbish near the tracks. And walkers in the area will see an even bigger pile in a nearby gully.
DELWP notes on the Junction walk make this suggestion: ‘after your walk, why not have a picnic by the dam to take in the beautiful surrounds’. Good idea…Just avert your eyes as you go past the dumps.
Dumping is a plague which seems to get worse. It will be interesting to see what the Mount Alexander shire review on the matter comes up with. In the mean time, FOBIF has written to Parks Victoria suggesting that non essential tracks in Kalimna Park which have become favourite places for dumpers be closed off.