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Wonderful news with the Tweed Shire Council approving construction on the first section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail, NSW's second rail trail on a government rail corridor.

With accommodation at a premium along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, approval for a new housing development in Linville will be a welcome addition to help ease the shortage.

Rail Trails Australia is excited to share an update of the progress of the Great Southern Rail Trail Extension from Nyora to Leongatha as at May 2021.

Construction of theTweed Valley section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail in NSW is near, and it must be "on formation" -- in other words, on the old railway alignment itself rather than beside the former rail line -- to take advantage of gentle, even gradients and to be accessibile to the whole community.

The Mornington Community Safelink is a proposed Trail that will run alongside the Heritage Railway Line, from the end of Peninsula Link Trail, at Moorooduc Station, to the Mornington Station on the corner of Yuilles and Watts Roads, and into Main St Mornington.

The existing 22km Southern Flinders Rail Trail rail trail from Wilmington to Melrose is being extended by 17km from Melrose to Booleroo Centre. Work is progressing well with 5km having been levelled, compacted and topped with compacted fine gravel. Work on this section is expected to be completed by the end of June 2021.

After a $150,000 feasibility study last year, the Victoria's Baw Baw Shire has allocated $2.2 million to its 2021/22 draft budget extending the shared trail from Neerim to the Noojee trestle bridge. The 11km trail extension project will create a continuous link between the Rokeby Crossover Rail Trail and the Noojee Bridge to Noojee Station Rail Trail, a total distance of about 30km.

The City of Onkaparinga is reconstructing the shared use bridge section of the Coast to Vines Rail Trail (South Australia) between Seaford Meadows and Noarlunga Downs.

The Batlow to Tumut Rail Trail Association in NSW has launched a gofundme campaign to raise funds to conduct a full feasibility study of their proposed 32km Batlow to Tumut Rail Trail.

The 134 km Great Victorian Rail Trail in northeast Victoria is to get some major artworks – and planning for a connection to Seymour is progressing.