Community Comment Invited on Snowy Valley Trail Plan

Family riding bicycles on path in rural setting

Tumbarumba, NSW Public comment is being sought on a tracks and trails network masterplan to link towns and villages throughout the Snowy Valleys Region, in southern NSW. The Regional Tracks and Trails Master Plan, developed by Snowy Valleys Council in collaboration with consultants Tredwell, is open for public comment until 10 January. Five priority new…

Nine Million Awarded for New England Rail Trail

Ben Lamond Station Rail Trail

Stage 1 of the New England Rail Trail is almost ready to proceed after recently receiving nearly $9 million in funding. Under current NSW law, any new rail trail requires a special act of NSW parliament to close the rail corridor and transfer ownership from Transport NSW to Crown Lands.

Six Million Granted to Extend Popular Rail Trail

Great Southern Rail Trail website screenshot

The increasingly popular Great Southern Rail Trail through South Gippsland is to gain a 21 kilometre extension. It currently runs from Leongatha, 133 km south east of Melbourne, to Welshpool and is popular among locals and visitors, with more than 40,000 walkers, joggers and bike riders using it each year.

Rail Trail Benefits Shine Through in New Video

Tumbarumba, NSW  Bicycle NSW, Rail Trails Australia and Rail Trails for NSW have collaborated to produce an excellent five minute video that gives a compelling argument for the benefits of new rail trails.  A wide range of local business owners and council members give their first-hand experience of the impacts upon their businesses and community since the Tumbarumba…