Rail Trail work earns re­wards

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

SOM­ER­SET Re­gional Coun­cil has re­ceived a cov­eted en­gi­neer­ing ex­cel­lence award for the de­sign and con­struc­tion of a sec­tion of the Bris­bane Val­ley Rail Trail.

On Thurs­day, the coun­cil was awarded the In­sti­tute of Pub­lic Works and En­gi­neer­ing Aus­tralasian Ex­cel­lence Award for Projects $2-5 mil­lion for com­plet­ing the 27km sec­tion of the rail trail be­tween Too­goolawah in Moore.

The coun­cil suc­cess­fully se­cured fund­ing from state and fed­eral gov­ern­ments to the tune of more $3.25 mil­lion to com­plete the sec­tion of the rail trail.

The rail trail is now Aus­tralia’s long­est, mea­sur­ing 161km and fol­lows the dis­used Bris­bane Val­ley rail cor­ri­dor.

Coun­cil di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions An­drew John­son ac­cepted the ac­co­lade at IPWEAQ’s an­nual con­fer­ence at the Gold Coast on Thurs­day night.

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