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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

2-6 October, Strahan, Tasmania.

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

Public meetings to commence 14th July 2005.

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

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

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

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

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

Something a little on the lighter side for your interest.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Will be held on Wednesday November 16th

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

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

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

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

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.