NSW Government Agencies briefed on Railtrails

On Monday 13 November Mark Plummer, founder of Railtrails Australia briefed representatives from several New South Wales State Government Agencies on railtrails. The briefing was organized by the Strategic Projects Division of the Premiers Department and was held in the offices of the NSW Premier’s Department. There was a presentation and slide show by Mark Plummer followed by a wide ranging discussion about Railtrail Development in NSW. The meeting was very positive and it is to be hoped that there will now be accelerated development of railtrails in NSW.

At present the proposed Torana to Oberon railtrail looks like being the first official railtrail to be developed. There are some other unofficial railtrails such as sections of the Wolgan Valley Railway to Newnes in the Blue Mountains. But New South Wales still has a long way to go to catch up with the level of railtrail developments in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Teritory.


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