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Archive 2005

Great Southern Rail Trail (Victoria) seeks loans for bridge

(Posted: 19/12/05)

The Committee of Management is seeking contributions from individuals to help complete an important bridge across the Tarwin River on their rail trail in Gippsland, Victoria.

East Gippsland Rail Trail (Victoria) extension opens 28 January 2006

(Posted: 14/12/05)

The long awaited extension and final link of the East Gippsland Railtrail between Nowa Nowa and Orbost in north east Victoria will be officially opened on 28 January 2006

Threat to Coast to Vines Rail Trail, South Australia

(Posted: 06/12/05)

The South Australian Government is planning to sell part of this rail trail for a housing development.

Victorian Government outlines new rail trail funding

(Posted: 15/11/05)

The Victorian Government has promised $8 million over the next four years for pathways that includes rail trails.

Great Southern Rail Trail (Gippsland, Victoria) Bike & Walk Family Day

(Posted: 03/11/05)

Enjoy a Bike & Walk Family Day on Sunday, November 13th along the Great Southern Rail Trail.

Railtrails Australia 2005 Annual General Meeting - UPDATE

(Posted: 29/10/05)

Will be held on Wednesday November 16th

The NSW Bike Show

(Posted: 26/10/05)

Railtrails Australia conducted a display at the recent Bicycle Show in Sydney.

Railtrails Australia - new postal address

(Posted: 10/10/05)

Railtrails Australia has changed its postal address to PO Box 1198, Box Hill Vic 3128.

Opening of the Old Beechy Rail Trail (Vic) on October 22nd 2005

(Posted: 02/10/05)

This rail trail, 130km SW of Melbourne, will be officially opened on Saturday 22nd October 2005

Opening of the Collie - Darkan Rail Trail (WA) on October 16th 2005

(Posted: 02/10/05)

This rail trail, 200km SE of Perth, will be officially opened on Sunday 16th October 2005

Quarterly Newsletter Released

(Posted: 28/09/05)

Railtrails Australia has mailed copies of the latest printed newsletter (Spring 2005) to subscribing members.

Opening of Gippsland Plains Rail Trail on October 1st

(Posted: 13/09/05)

The opening of the Maffra to Stratford section of the Gippsland Plains rail trail will occur on Saturday 1st of October 2005. The trail is in Gippsland, Victoria.

Free buildings for rail trails!

(Posted: 30/08/05)

If a rail trail committee is a registered charity they may be able to receive free buildings.

Riverina Highlands Rail Trail Feasibility Study EOI

(Posted: 14/08/05)

Expressions of Interest in the conduct of a Feasibility Study to address the feasibility of utilising former railway corridors from Tumut to Batlow and Wagga Wagga to Tumbaruba for rail trails are being sought.

A new form of 'Comfort Station'!

(Posted: 08/08/05)

Something a little on the lighter side for your interest.

Tax Deductible status for rail trail committees - query

(Posted: 08/08/05)

Do any rail trail committees have 'tax deductible status' for donations?

Victorian Rail Trails and Tourism Victoria

(Posted: 02/08/05)

Tourism Victoria has released its Trails Strategy 2005-2010 and is now holding workshops on its Nature Based Tourism Strategy 2006-2010.

Old Beechy Rail Trail Officially Opened

(Posted: 01/08/05)

Victorian Premier Steve Bracks opened the Colac to Gellibrand stage of the Old Beechy Rail Trail on Tuesday 16th July 2005.

A small revolution in the way we see the world (and rail trails)

(Posted: 26/07/05)

The Google Earth program brings a new dimension to understanding the geography of a rail trail, from your computer.

Descriptions Added to Website for Proposed Rail Trails

(Posted: 19/07/05)

Descriptions for eight more possible rail trails in NSW and two in Victoria have been added to the Railtrails Australia website.

Mitchell-Murrundindi-Mansfield Rail Trail - Concept Design & Business Plan

(Posted: 15/07/05)

Public meetings to commence 14th July 2005.

Stage 2 of the Fernleigh Track Offiically Opened

(Posted: 15/07/05)

This trail is near Newcastle and the opening took place on Saturday 7 May 2005.

2005 Interpretation Australia National Conference

(Posted: 15/07/05)

2-6 October, Strahan, Tasmania.

Busselton - Flinders Bay Rail Trail - New extension opening

(Posted: 29/05/05)

A new 4km section south from Margaret River will open on Saturday 4th June 2005.

Railtrails Australia Planning Weekend

(Posted: 17/05/05)

Railtrails Australia is holding a planning/social weekend at Seymour on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June 2005.

Renewal of the National Cycling Strategy 2005-2010

(Posted: 09/05/05)

Austroads are seeking submissions which are due by Monday 16 May 2005.

Willunga - Marino Rail Trail (SA) Draft Plan Released For Comment

(Posted: 06/05/05)

The City of Onkaparinga is seeking community feedback on draft Marketing, Signage and Facilities Plans for the Trail by Friday 20 May 2005.

East Gippsland Rail Trail (Vic) Extension Funding Approved

(Posted: 24/04/05)

The East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management is preparing to invite tenders for construction works after receiving official confirmation of funding through the Federal Government's Regional Partnerships Program.

Launch of 'High Country Rail Trail Green Paper 2005: Steaming Ahead' (Vic)

(Posted: 12/04/05)

Tim Fischer will launch the "High Country Rail Trail Green Paper 2005: Steaming Ahead" on Monday 18th April.

Rosstown Rail Trail Excursion (Vic)

(Posted: 05/04/05)

A Ride along the Rosstown Rail Trail on Sunday 17th April 2005.

High Country Rail Trail (Vic) - Sandy Creek Inlet Bridge Design

(Posted: 05/04/05)

Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd has been successful with a grant to investigate the feasibility of renovating the former Sandy Creek Inlet Railway Bridge or an alternative option.

Australian Trail Horse Riders Association AGM

(Posted: 30/03/05)

Australian Trail Horse Riders Association held their annual AGM at Ballarat on 2 April at which Railtrails Australia made a presentation.

East Gippsland Rail Trail Ride (Vic)

(Posted: 16/03/05)

Cyclists galore on the Trail weekend of 11th March 2005.

The Sustainable Transport Mini Festival (Vic)

(Posted: 11/03/05)

Moreland Energy Foundation are holding a Festival in Brunswick, Victoria on Sunday March 13th 2005.

Oxfam Trailwalker

(Posted: 11/03/05)

Oxfam are conducting a 100 km walking/jogging event in Victoria and part of the course is a rail trail.

Victorian Volunteer Small Grants

(Posted: 11/03/05)

The Victorian Government supports Railtrails Australia through the Victorian Small Grants Scheme.

Expanded Trail Descriptions Online

(Posted: 05/02/05)

The trail descriptions section of the website has been revised and expanded. Trail descriptions now cover all states; many trails include maps.

Information for readers of Rail Trails of Tasmania

(Posted: 05/02/05)

Updates to the book are now available on the website, as is the Tasmanian "website links" page.

Proposed Port Fairy - Denington Rail Trail Feasibility Study Released

(Posted: 24/01/05)

Moyne Shire Council is seeking submissions on the proposal by thursday 17th February 2005.