End of the line for Mun­dub­bera rail­way

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MUNDUBERRA’s rail­way has reached its fi­nal sta­tion, with the rail line ripped up late last week.

Di­vi­sion 3 Coun­cil­lor Faye Whe­lan said the line would re­main from the train sta­tion to the ski area.

“I sup­pose I’ve known for a long time this was hap­pen­ing,” Cr Whe­lan said.

“So I think most of the com­mu­nity now, and my­self in­cluded, ac­cepted that this was go­ing to hap­pen.”

Cr Whe­lan said there were pos­i­tives that could come out of the loss.

“That line across the high­way and out to Red Gully Bridge, it lends it­self to the com­mu­nity and could make a nice walk­way or cy­cle­way,” she said.

“An­other pos­i­tive I see is that we can now make a safer en­try into Archer Park.”

Cr Whe­lan said the fate of the Red Gully Bridge was still be­ing de­cided.

“It de­pends on the re­port we’re wait­ing for, which hasn’t been pre­sented to coun­cil yet,” she said.

The re­port will look into the costs of main­tain­ing the bridge and its vi­a­bil­ity.

PHOTO: TOBI LOF­TUS

RAIL DISAPPEARS: The Mun­dub­bera rail­way is now just a dirt track.

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