ARARAT - A walking track along the ski beach at Green Hill Lake is fast taking shape.
Assistant secretary of the Green Hill Lake Development Board Morrie Allgood said a prison Landmate crew were working hard to finish the project for the growing number of people using it.
He said the group first planted 100 trees on the island where the Apex bridge is before seeding the walking track.
"The track was made out of clay so for a lot of people it became muddy and sticky under foot," he said.
Mr Allgood said the popularity of the track had grown with many more people hitting the path since the Biggest Loser phenomenon hit town.
"Many more people have been walking the track since the arrival of the Biggest Loser," he said.
"With about four inches of sand and gravel it will be much more suitable for walkers."
The ten strong crew used wheelbarrows and shovels to shift the material and make the surface more suitable for would be walkers.
Mr Allgood said the Landmate crew, which consists of prisoners from the Hopkins Correctional Centre are always kept very busy.
"Whenever we have the chance to get them they are very busy and do a lot of great work," he said.
"It can be hard to get them, but when they are available we find as many jobs for them as we can."
Mr Allgood said in the short term the group would work on constructing tables and chairs while in the long term their attention will turn to the planned children's playground and its surroundings.