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The extension to the North East Rail Trail is set to go ahead after a key funding component – $1.47 million in federal government support – was re-confirmed.

The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Management Committee last month finalised the management plan for the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail in Victoria.

The Queensland State Government and Bundaberg Council have announced a project that will deliver a rail trail connecting Bundaberg to Gin Gin, linking the existing Sharon Rail Trail and Watawa Trail.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire in Victoria is reviewing its bike strategy. Rail Trails Australia was somewhat involved in 2010 when the Council did their last strategic review.

The proposed Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) near Newcastle NSW would be a wonderful rail trail. The Trail is a long disused colliery railway from the coastal city of Newcastle across Hexham Wetlands, through bush and farmland, through three beautiful brick-lined tunnels, numerous cuttings and over several bridges to reach the town of Kurri Kurri, which is on the doorstep of the Lower Hunter wine region.

Funding of $1.25 million over two years has been set aside in Queensland's Logan City Council’s 2020/2021 Budget to progress the project as detailed planning of the trail nears completion.

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After lots of work over a few years the extension of the Great Southern Rail Trail has been approved and funded by a combination of South Gippsland Shire Council and grant funding.

The Great Victorian Rail Trail (GVRT) has recently benefited from the efforts of two Landcare Groups who have undertaken revegetation work to take advantage of ideal planting conditions.

As we wait for the legislation to go through NSW parliament for Tweed Valley Rail Trail corridor to be transfered to crown land, the Casino to Bentley section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NRRT) moved a step closer to becoming a reality.