Good news for NSW – Funding for Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail
Good news for NSW at last.
The Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro, together with the Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams, announced today that the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) will deliver up to $100 million for 25 shortlisted projects to help grow regional economies in NSW.
Mr Barilaro said “We have allocated up to $95 million for regional airports, as well as $5 million to pilot a rail trail project that has the potential to link vineyards, a museum and other small businesses.
“The Tumbarumba to Rosewood rail trail proposal was the strongest application for funding, demonstrating effective community consultation, a viable operating model and the ability to generate immediate economic benefits,” Mr Barilaro said. He also said that there are several more processes to follow before the project can go ahead.
The 24 shortlisted regional airport projects as well as a scenic 21-kilometre stretch of unused rail corridor in southern NSW will be invited to submit detailed applications by 31 August 2015. More information is available at www.trade.nsw.gov.au/rtif
Click HERE to view the trail description for the proposed Tumbarumba Rail Trail, which is part of the proposed Riverina Highlands Rail Trail.
Come and enjoy the Buderim Tramway Centenary June 20 (S.E. QLD)
Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway walk will be celebrating their Centenary on 20 June 2015.
Celebrations will include unveiling of the centenary plaque at 12.30 pm
Walk along a section of the tramway line and view the restored Krauss Steam Loco
Celebration start at Noon 20 June at the corner of Lindsey Road andMmain Street Buderim
For more information click on Buderim Tramway
Please RSVP Ph Noel 07 5326 1215 or Helene 07 5476 9509
For maps and information about this trail click HERE
Ladies day out on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
“Brisbane Chicks who rides bikes” cycle group are having a social ride along the BVRT from Linville to Blackbutt and return on 14 June, 2015 @ 9 am
Meet at Moore for morning tea around 9 am, then we ride from Linville to Benarkin 18km uphill, listening to the bell birds along the way. There are plenty of rest stops along the way and two toilets. Once you leave Benarkin its an easy ride to Blackbutt.
Lunch at Blackbutt, then back on the bikes for an easy ride back to Linville.
This ride is organised by Chicks who rides bikes, and all rides are at your own risk
For more information about his ride please contact Jordana Blackman firstname.lastname@example.org
For maps and information about the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and Rail Trails Australia click Here
Stage Two End 2 End ride Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (S.E.Qld)
Saturday May 30 is stage two of the great end to end Brisbane Valley Rail Trail cycle ride.
The first part of the ride will be from Moore (along minor country roads to Toogoolawah) as this section of the BVRT is currently not developed.
Morning tea will be provided by the Toogoolawah Railway History Museum were a presentation about the railway will be shown ($5 donation to the Museum)
After the refeshing morning tea we once again pick up the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and cross the newly opened rail trail bridge over Cressbrook Creek and head up hill to Ottaba, then an easy downhill run towards Esk.
Lunch will be held at a local Cafe in Esk (own cost)
Transport will be provided for you and your bike back to Moore after lunch.
RIDES ARE RIDDEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
When Saturday May 30 2015
Where Stanley Gate Park Main Street Moore
Please advise total numbers and the names and if attending the ride (for return transport arrangments)
For more information contact Mark email@example.com or Paul firstname.lastname@example.org
For maps and information about the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail click Here
Great News for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
The Queensland Government has provided funds to construct the next section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Diamentina Street, Brassall (northern edge of Ipswich) and finish at Lloyds Road, Wanora.
This will add another 10.1km and bring the total length of the BVRT to 124km.
Once this section is complete you will be able to walk or ride from Brassall to Fernvale, Lowood, Coominya, Esk and finish in Toogoolawah.
The remaining missing links will then be Wulkuraka (Ipswich) to Brassall and Toogoolawah to Moore.
Ipswich City Council is seeking funds from the Queensland Government to build the Wulkuraka to Brassall section.
For more maps and information about the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail click Here
To support the petition to complete the BVRT click Here
Tasmania North East Rail Trail Funding Announced
Rail Trails Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to pay $1.47 million for about half the cost of extending the scenic North East Rail trail 70 kilometre from Scottsdale to Launceston.
The Rotary club of Scottsdale constructed the first section from Tonganah to near Ledgerwood and the Dorset Council has almmost finished extending this back to the regional centre of Scottsdale. This 30km section along with the extension back to Launceston will make an approximately 100km long rail trail.
The key to this major development, which will provide Tasmania with its first major rail trail, was the growing community support. The Rotary Club’s initial work led to support from rail trail enthusiasts and then the Dorset Council. This led to the formation of the North East Rail Trail Board last year and Northern Tasmania Development proved up the business case and another supporter Bass MP Andrew Nikolic was very pleased to be able to make the funding announcement. “I congratulate the Dorset Council for the work they are doing to progress this exciting
project, which will create jobs in the construction phase and provide another boost to tourism in Northern Tasmania,” Mr Nikolic said.
A very excited North East Rail Trail Board chair Sarah Hirst said the project would bring the rail trail close to many farm and rural tourism ventures and spur new investment.in the region.
It is understood tht the Dorset Council will have carriage of the $3 million project.
For more detail refer to our rail trail description here.
There will also be further information in the Winter edtion of Rail Trail Connections.
Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Petition
The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail (BVRT) once complete, will run from Ipswich (50km west of Brisbane) to Yarraman in the Brisbane Valley, a total distance of 160 km.
Currently only 116 km of the BVRT has been completed.
The previous Government had provided fund for rail trails, but this was scrapped by the new incomming Government.
A new petition has be launched calling on the Queensland Government to fund the missing links of the BVRT.
If you would like to ride,walk or cycle along the full 160km BVRTplease support the petition below.
Show your support and sign the petition. Click HERE
For maps and more informationabout the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail click HERE
April ride on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
Join fellow enthusiasts for a loop ride along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail on Saturday 11 April 2015.
Meet at Linville Station (Linville Road,Linville) at 7.30am. Bring sun protection, some morning tea eats and plenty of water.
We first ride 11km along the BVRT towards Blackbutt ,then take a sharp left towards Commissioners View (great views) where we pick up the Bicentennial National Trail and ride back along a high ridge with more great views, before descending back down toward Linville.
All rides are led by experienced cyclists and we encourage all ages to attend our rides.
Get in touch with Mark for more info: email@example.com