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The potential of the Pippita Trail has been identified and rapid initial progress has been made by a group of local cyclists. The enthusiastic group mapped and collated information on the forgotten route and presented this to Cumberland Council’s August 2020 meeting.

Victoria's Central Goldfields Shire Council's new Integrated Transport Strategy importantly includes more traditional bike tourism, with the shire to liaise with the state government about protecting all non-operational railway corridors for future use as shared trails.

Details have been published on the completion of the remaining section of the Bright-Harrietville trail, including maps of the proposed route.

A dangerous intersection at Kroemer's Crossing, at the Tanunda end of the Barossa Rail Trail in South Australia, has been made safer for all users with the opening of a new large roundabout.

A restored former Victorian Railway’s wagon can now be admired on the O'Keefe Rail Trail due to the efforts of a local community group.

The extension to the North East Rail Trail is set to go ahead after a key funding component – $1.47 million in federal government support – was re-confirmed.

The Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail Management Committee last month finalised the management plan for the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail in Victoria.

The Queensland State Government and Bundaberg Council have announced a project that will deliver a rail trail connecting Bundaberg to Gin Gin, linking the existing Sharon Rail Trail and Watawa Trail.

The Mornington Peninsula Shire in Victoria is reviewing its bike strategy. Rail Trails Australia was somewhat involved in 2010 when the Council did their last strategic review.

The proposed Richmond Vale Rail Trail (RVRT) near Newcastle NSW would be a wonderful rail trail. The Trail is a long disused colliery railway from the coastal city of Newcastle across Hexham Wetlands, through bush and farmland, through three beautiful brick-lined tunnels, numerous cuttings and over several bridges to reach the town of Kurri Kurri, which is on the doorstep of the Lower Hunter wine region.