Plan’s full-steam ahead

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

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

Ja­son Cooper We want to work re­gion­ally...

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.

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