Full steam ahead for the Coonawarra Rail Trail
Posted on 26/01/22
Construction on the 20km rail trail through the Coonawarra Wine Region in South Australia commenced before Christmas and is expected to be completed by April 2022.
The trail will be constructed over the existing rail lines and sleepers (a condition of the licence agreement between the Council and State Government) and will use local materials of sandstone and limestone as a base beneath the sealed surface which will be flush with the rails as a feature of the trail.
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has been asked to explain the rationale of the licence agreement condition which requires the rail lines and sleepers to be retained beneath the new rail trail.
The opening of the Coonawarra Rail Trail will be a significant benefit to the wine and tourism industries of the region.