In July's Ordinary Meeting of the Armidale Regional Council, it was resolved to support a corridor and walking track between Ross Street and Imbandja Lane and pursue reclassification of the land
Council heard an Angophora Bushland Reserve community group will head the project to improve biodiversity and help wildlife move between gorges south of Armidale and Mount Duval, which is north of the city.
Wildlife habitat trees and other plants will be planted along the corridor, which will follow a series of low traffic roads in Ross and Judith streets, Gentles and Translator roads and Imbandja Lane.
Mayor Simon Murray thought it was a tremendous initiative to assist local wildlife and further enhance the natural environment.
"The walking track will be a great asset for residents to enjoy the flora and fauna," he said.
A report to the meeting said the bushland reserve group offered to organise and finance the plantings, would link with landholder plantings in the Heatherleigh area and that the corridor and walking track had the backing of Southern New England Landcare and the Armidale Tree Group.
Council's resolution included applying to Crown Lands to have the current Crown Roads reserves gazetted as unformed council road.