Help name segments of the Creswick Trails

Published on 19 February 2024

Creswick Trails - getting built

Construction of the Creswick Trails continues to progress toward the projected opening in December 2024.  In the meantime, there’s an opportunity to get involved by helping to name sections of the trail. 

Hepburn Shire Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said that with the goal of a December completion in sight, an important consideration is naming the trail segments.   

“The Creswick Trails will be a massive drawcard for our Shire, bringing thousands of riders and their families and friends to our wonderful region. We need to name the trail segments and are keen to have input from our community and mountain bike riders,” said Cr Hood. 

“We will be seeking names for 35 segments of the trails from our community. The remaining 35 segments will carry names in Dja Dja Wurrung language,” said Cr Hood. 

“Creating a series of trail names that combine Dja Dja Wurrung language along with input from the local community and user groups is a great way to combine the layers of country we want to showcase.  The Creswick Trails will be a world class network with 60 kilometres of trails through the countryside around Creswick. We are extremely proud of how it is coming to life and the enthusiasm within the community,” he said.   

“Want to have your say? Head to and submit a suggested name via the online form. You can also drop into the Creswick Hub and complete a form in person. Be sure to make your submission by the closing date of 5pm on Wednesday 20 March 2024.”  

Individual trail segments and areas within the network need names, including where several trails come together.  

“Names are more than just a way to navigate the area, they help us to build a set of values creating a connection to country and place, celebrate the amazing heritage landscapes in which the trails are set, and to help promote the many exciting tourism opportunities,” said Cr Hood.   

All names must be compliant with State Government naming principles. These principles include guidance on how to create names that are equitable, have broad appeal and help to connect the names to the place.   

A list of proposed names will be released in April 2024, and following presentation at a Council meeting, will be presented for final approval by the State Government’s Geographic Names Victoria who are the final approval authority.