Sealing of the East Gippsland Rail Trail between Bairnsdale and Nicholson is now under way. The first 4.5 km is now complete. The photos below show the new surface. This section of the trail receives the highest use and will make the trail more accessible to families and users of road bikes.
Update 4 July 2000: Sealing is now complete to Nicholson. Work is almost complete on regarding the gravel and dirt surface between Nicholson and Bruthen.
… Bill Storer, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Bairnsdale.