Posted on 30/04/00
The Benalla by-election on May 13 represents a chance for the candidates to support the proposal for a railtrail from Yea to Mansfield. Many electors in the electorate own bicycles and horses and a railtrail would provide a safe venue for them to ride. Additionally the tourist industry in the electorate would benefit from a railtrail. Already holiday makers at the Bonnie Doon caravan park cycle and walk along the short stretch of railtrail in Bonnie Doon including the bridge over the Eildon Reservoir.
If you live in the electorate please write to each of the candidates and ask them for their position on the development of the railtrail.