Further Sections of Great Southern Rail Trail Closer to Reality
Posted on 19/09/22
The Great Southern Rail Trail is growing in length apace in both directions. As the North-West extension to Nyora has its completion imminent, in the last month tenders for work on the eastern section to Alberton (22 km) are closing this week.
This will provide not only an additional “spur line” access from Alberton to Port Albert to the south (6 Kms), but alternatively gives direct connection to the Tarra trail north to Yarram, resulting in a stunning total length of 135 km, and making it the longest rail trail in Victoria (just) and the second longest in Australia, behind the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
The Welshpool/Alberton section of the trail is funded to the tune of $6m by the Victorian government and will be delivered by the South Gippsland and Wellington Shire Councils. It was originally dur for completion in January 2023 and once we have some timing confirmation, we will update this highly valuable development.