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RTA Submission to Tourism NSW
03/12/13

This is great news for RTA at the start of December 2013.  After much work and consultation, an excellent submission was accepted onto the list of mo...

Update on Northern Rivers Rail Trail (NSW)
02/12/13

On 22nd November 2013, the Minister for the North Coast, Don Page MP, announced the successful tenderer for the Casino to Murwillumbah Rail Trail Feas...

The Powelltown to Yarra Junction Tramway Centenary (VIC)
14/11/13

Sunday, November 17 has been chosen as the day to mark 100 years since the Powelltown Tramway started full service. The tramway was a vital cog in the...

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09/11/13

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Murchison to Rushworth Rail Trail (Vic) Development Starts
03/11/13

Greater Shepparton City Council has received funding of $150,000 towards the Murchison stage of the Box Ironbark Trail from the Victorian State Govern...

Gippsland Plains RT Receives Funding For Completion (VIC)
30/10/13

Media release The Hon Peter Ryan MP Deputy Premier Minister for State Development Minister for Regional and Rural Development Friday 25 October 2013 R...

Another section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails reopens
27/10/13

The Wanora Road to Fernvale section of the Brisbane Valley Rail trail has recently opened after the 2011 and 2013 floods. Once again thanks must be gi...

Glasshouse Country Festival
02/10/13

Come out for a day in the country and vist the many events wihich are planned for this day. Come on the 2 hour Guided tour along the Dularcha Rail Tra...

Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail get a green light
10/09/13

After 7 years of hard work by the Friends of Atherton Tablelands Rail Trail and the Tableland Regional Council, work will begin on removal of the rail...

Great Southern Rail Trail Extension to Toora is Now Open (VIC)
01/09/13

Cyclists, runners and walkers turned out in force in on Sunday 25 August to test themselves on the newest section of the Great Southern Rail Trail in ...

Australian Vote4Cycling Partnership Campaign Update
28/08/13

Media Release – 28 August 2013 Vote4Cycling was launched on 14 August by 23 cycling organisations to provide an election guide for the 4 million...

Northern Rivers Rail Trail proposal
27/08/13

The minister for the North Coast of NSW, Don Page MP, announced on Friday 23rd August, that State funding is available for a feasibility study into th...

Bloomin’ Beautiful Blackbutt Festival 2013
15/08/13

Come out to the South Burnett for a great weekend to the spring flowers displays, markets, wagon rides for the kids along the railtrail. Visit the NUK...

Tumbarumba Rail Trail Gathers Steam
15/08/13

Could this be the first rail trail on a NSW Government railway corridor? At a meeting of the Tumbarumba Shire Council on 25th July, councillors voted ...

Rail Trails Australia Teams up with Vote4Cycling
14/08/13

We’ve joined other cycling organisations around Australia in Vote4Cycling. During this federal election, each candidate’s policies on cycl...

Gippsland Plains RT – Further Support For 2012 Flood Recovery
12/08/13

Media Release (Continued): Mr Bull said Wellington Shire Council has been allocated $48,410 from the $2 million 2012 Flood Recovery Community Infrastr...

Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Community Meetings – UPDATED
04/08/13

Important Update! See below. Gippsland Plains Rail Trail Committee of Management is hosting a series of meetings to bring together community groups an...

Esk to Coominya reopens
03/08/13

This section of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trails has now been repaired after the 2011 flood damage . Thanks must be given to the Queensland Reconstruct...

East Gippsland Rail Trail Release 5th Edition Brochure
25/07/13

Media release EAST GIPPSLAND RAIL TRAIL management committee recently delivered the 5th edition information brochure and map to visitor information ce...

Funding announced for Camperdown to Timboon trail.
17/07/13

Pat Robertson, Chairman of the Camperdown to Timboon rail trail committee, began the formalities with a short speech of welcome. She also outlined the...

Brassall Trail Extensions opened
15/07/13

Stage two of the Brassall Rail Trail has opened toward Wulkuraka Railway Station. This section runs from the former end of the trail at Workshops St B...

New Ways to Contact Rail Trails Australia
13/07/13

In order to more evenly distribute the work load among our volunteer team, we have created a new set of email addresses for our regional representativ...

It’s Time for Rail Trails in NSW
24/06/13

Rail Trails Australia has been aware of the enormous potential for wonderful recreational paths in NSW for some time. Whilst there are over 800km of f...

Flood repair for the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail
15/06/13

A new replacement bridge on the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Esk was opened on the 18 May 2013 between the Esk show grounds and the Esk Station Site....

Funding for the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
04/06/13

Victorian Deputy Premier Peter Ryan, announced that $105,000 from RDV would be provided to Wellington Council to upgrade the trail from McKinnons Road...

Funding for Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
02/06/13

Total funding of $670,000 has been provided, with $300,000 from Regional Development Australia Fund, and $370,000 being leveraged from other sources....

Funding for Riesling – Rattler Rail Trail upgrade
30/05/13

The all-weather trail is located in the Gilbert Valley as a direct linkage to the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley, and marketed as part of the Sout...

Funding for High Country Rail Trail Upgrade
28/05/13

The federal government has announced total funding of $512,281 to carry out improvements to 17 kilometres of gravel rail trail surface from Killara (n...

West Australian Representative Appointed
25/05/13

Rail Trails Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of David Willcox as our first representative for West Australia. This will enable us to p...

Steam to the Bellarine Rail Trail
25/05/13

What could be better than combining a steam train and a rail trail.  707 Operations Inc is running a special steam train from Melbourne to South Geel...

New branding for the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail
05/05/13

A new name, “River High Line”, and brand is proposed for the 134km Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail in north east Victoria.now that ...

100 Years Since First Train to Yarraman (QLD)
27/04/13

A day of activities has been arranged to celebrate the centenary of the Yarraman railway at Heritage House on Saturday 18th May in Yarraman, Queenslan...

Casino – Murwillumbah Transport feasibility study released
26/04/13

The Casino to Murwillumbah rail line, in northern NSW,  seems set to remain closed indefinitely after a feasibility study was released by NSW Transpo...

Opening of Domino Rail Trail
23/04/13

Trentham is holding the annual Spudfest on Saturday May 18th and the rail trail committee thought it might be a good idea to promote this as an “...

Surface upgrade on Gippsland Plains Rail Trail
01/04/13

The newly upgraded surface on the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail from Glengarry to Cowwarr has been completed just in time for the Easter Tourism rush in...

Champion Axemen Return for Crank-Up (Warburton Rail Trail VIC)
21/03/13

The excitement and nostalgia of the woodchop competition will again feature at Yarra Junction’s annual Crank-up at the Upper Yarra Museum at the sta...

We Want To Hear From You
11/03/13

Rail Trails Australia wants to hear from paid members and other users of the website about what they think of the website and the other services we un...

Putting Rail Trails on Google Maps
11/03/13

Volunteers from Rail Trails Australia have been busy adding rail trails to Google Maps over the last few months. This is mainly in Victoria, which has...

Goulburn River Rail Trail Wins Major Award
09/03/13

Mansfield Shire Council has won a coveted award for construction of the 134km Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail in north east Victoria. The annou...

Good news on the Warrnambool to Port Fairy rail trail.
05/03/13

Article text reproduced with permission from The Moyne Gazette (by Anthony Brady 6th Feb 2013). USE of the Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail has so...

A Day on the Hamilton to Coleraine Rail Trail (VIC)
04/02/13

A DAY ON THE RAIL RESERVE EVENT: cycling and walking between Hamilton & Wannon on the Rail Reserve (SORRY NO DOGS OR HORSES & REMEMBER TO LEAV...

Cycling and Walking on the Rail Reserve between Hamilton and Wannon Falls.
04/02/13

A hybrid or mountain bike is recommended. No dogs or horses permitted, and please leave gates as you find them. Time: From 9am to start walking and 10...

South Gippsland Rail Trail Extension to Begin (VIC)
28/01/13

Sod Turning on a New Section The construction of the 18.5 km section between Foster and Welshpool will begin on Friday February 8. A Sod Turning Celeb...

Fundraising Concert for the Tiger Trail (VIC)
26/01/13

Time: 12.30 pm to 4pm Date: Sunday 10th February 2013 Venue: Gosling Creek Winery Address: 495 Murroon Road, Deans Marsh Entertainment: GREAT FOOD, WI...