Plan’s full-steam ahead
one section of the rail corridor, from Dirnbir to Boomerang, would be handed over to North Burnett Regional Council.
“They’ve told us that any unused rail corridor will be offered to North Burnett Regional Council to manage and develop a rail trail adventure,” Mr Cooper said.
“That basically goes from Mungar to Biggenden and all the way up to Monto.”
At a public meeting in May, the group outlined its proposal, including a small tourist rail from Mt Lawless Bridge to Reid Creek Bridge, and a rail trail adventure from Gooroolba to Mt Lawless Bridge.
The group was pleased to be invited by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to
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submit a detailed business and tourism plan.
Mr Cooper said a plan was being prepared, but details were being held as “commercial in confidence”.
“As per Mr Seeney’s request, we want to work regionally with Fraser Coast and Gladstone.”
Queensland Rail representative Noel Thompson is due to meet individually with the council, Gayndah Heritage Rail Trail and the Burnett Boyne Preservation Group in the next few weeks.