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Archive 2009

Opening of the Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (QLD)

(Posted: 24/11/09)

The Toogoolawah section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail will be officially opened on November 28.


Warburton Trail Maroondah Hwy Bridge Announcement (VIC)

(Posted: 20/11/09)

The contract for construction of the Maroondah Highway bridge of the Warburton Trail has been awarded.

Wahgunyah to Rutherglen Rail Trail (VIC) - Community Event

(Posted: 19/11/09)

Celebrate the opening of the Wahgunyah to Rutherglen Murray to Mountains Rail Trail at a community event on Sunday 29 November.

Reminder: Railtrails Australia 2010 Calendar

(Posted: 05/11/09)

The Railtrails Australia 2010 calendar is now available, filled with exceptional photographs of rail trails from around Australia.

Clare Valley Riesling Trail Northern Extension Open (SA)

(Posted: 03/11/09)

The new 9 Km section from Clare to Barinia has opened this Spring.

Loddon Mallee Iconic Trails Strategic Plan Survey & Workshops (VIC)

(Posted: 30/10/09)

A number of government bodies have joined forces to find out how people do and how they would like to make use of iconic trails. There will also be a number of workshops being held around the region.

Proposed NSW 'Rail Trails' Legislation Amended

(Posted: 25/10/09)

The NSW government has shown its support for rail trails by amending the proposed legislation to address community concerns. Please show your support again.

Volunteers wanted for bridge decking work on Timboon Rail Trail (Vic)

(Posted: 18/10/09)

Do you want to do some timber bridge work? Restoration of the 183m long timber bridge over the Curdies River is almost complete and volunteers are needed to help in the last phase.

NSW Rail Trails Can Take a Step Closer With Your Help

(Posted: 10/10/09)

The NSW Government has introduced legislation to enable the construction of rail trails, a major step forward. But this legislation is facing opposition and your expressions of support are needed.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (QLD) - Community Information Session

(Posted: 01/10/09)

Community Information Session for BVRT, Esk to Toogoolawah.

Como Bridge (Sydney, NSW) works

(Posted: 26/09/09)

Sydney Water conducting bridge works involving abrasive surfaces and occasional bridge closures.

Landsborough to Nambour (Qld) upgraded Rail Corridor

(Posted: 28/08/09)

Future Rail Trails (year 2026) for parts of the proposed Landsborough to Nambour (Qld) upgraded Rail Corridor.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail & Website Update (Correction)

(Posted: 24/08/09)

The Esk section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail has been opened. Also the new BVRT website has been launched.

O'Keefe Rail Trail (Victoria) Community Ride

(Posted: 20/08/09)

A community ride along the O'Keefe Rail Trail will be held on Saturday 5th September 2009 as part of the Spring in the Bendigo Bush program

Funding for Forrest (Vic) Rail Trail

(Posted: 12/08/09)

A grant has been made available for the Rail Trail which will connect this town with two sections of local MTB tracks. Eventually this south western Victoria Rail Trail will connect to Birregurra.

Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail to Help Revitalise Bushfire-Affected Communities

(Posted: 06/08/09)

Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Regional Development and Local Government, was in Tallarook to inspect plans for the $14.2 million Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail.

O'Keefe Rail Trail (Vic) Community Meeting

(Posted: 05/07/09)

The Friends of the Bendigo - Kilmore Rail Trail Group has organised a meeting on this trail for Monday 13 July 2009

Queensland Rail Trail Surveys

(Posted: 05/07/09)

Participating in these surveys may assist development of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and the proposed Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail

South Australian Trails Forum

(Posted: 05/07/09)

The inaugural State Trails Forum will be held on Thursday July 9th 2009.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Fun Run

(Posted: 28/06/09)

This annual fun run will be held on Sunday 12th July

Railtrails Australia - new postal address

(Posted: 03/05/09)

Railtrails Australia has changed its postal address to PO Box 2127, Oak Park Vic 3046.

$14 million Project Announced to Complete Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail (Vic)

(Posted: 29/04/09)

The federal government has announced $13m in funding to complete this 135km rail trail in North East Victoria.

Federal Government Reaffirms Support for Riverina Highlands Rail Trail

(Posted: 29/04/09)

The Member for Eden Monaro, Mike Kelly says the Federal Government is keeping a promise by spending $220,000 for stage one of this rail trail.

Federal Government Announces Details of $40m Cycle Path Fund

(Posted: 21/04/09)

Time lines are tight for funding applications with the submission deadline 22nd May 2009

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Grants Available

(Posted: 21/04/09)

Community partnerships program - first round closing 8 May 2009

Urgent Notice concerning Coast to Vines Railtrails (South Australia)

(Posted: 13/04/09)

We have received advices from Bicycle South Australia concerning deliberately placed hazards upon the surface of the Rail Trail. They advise as follows:

Port Fairy to Warnambool Rail Trail

(Posted: 13/04/09)

Work is continuing on this important Victorian Rail Trail.

Blue Mountains Rail Trail Study - Request for Consultant Proposals

(Posted: 24/03/09)

The Blue Mountains City Council is seeking consultant proposals to conduct a feasibility study on this 13km trail.

Warburton Rail Trail (Vic) Maroondah Highway Bridge at Lilydale

(Posted: 22/03/09)

Following council approval construction is set to begin late 2009

Second Public Meeting for Beaudesert to Bethania Rail Trail Proposal (Qld)

(Posted: 22/03/09)

Following the progress made since the first meeting a second public meeting will be held on Sunday 5th April to help establish a rail trail along the old Bethania-Beaudesert railway line.

Fun Run on Moe to Yallourn Rail Trail (Vic) to Aid Emergency Relief

(Posted: 17/02/09)

This annual fun run will be held This Sunday 22nd Feburary 2009 to aid the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.

Grand Ridge Rail Trail (Vic) Closed Due to Bushfire Damage

(Posted: 08/02/09)

A severe bushfire at the start of February has burnt out two major bridges on this rail trail.

Funding for the Adelaide Hills Rail Trail Announced

(Posted: 28/01/09)

The South Australian state government has announced $1 million in funding to build the first stage of this rail trail.

Public Meeting for Bethania to Beaudesert Rail Trail (SE Qld)

(Posted: 28/01/09)

A public meeting will be held on Sunday 1st February to gauge community interest in establishing a rail trail along the old Bethania-Beaudesert railway line.

Funding for Maroondah Hwy bridge on Warburton Trail (Vic)

(Posted: 19/01/09)

Construction of the long awaited bridge over the Maroondah Highway at Lilydale is expected to commence Mid 2009

Goulburn River Rail Trail (NE Vic) Funding Announced

(Posted: 19/01/09)

State and local government funding has been announced to construct 12km of rail trail between Mansfield and Maindample.