Full steam ahead for Burnett rail trail
RAIL Trails Australia president Damian McCrohan visited Gayndah at the weekend to look at the proposed Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail.
During his time in Gayndah, Mr McCrohan was shown some of the trail by Mike Goebel and had a positive reaction to bits of the trail that he saw and a keen interest in sections of the trail.
Mr McCrohan is currently visiting rail trails in New South Wales and Queensland.
Mr McCrohan said transforming discussed rail corridors into trails for walking, cycling and horse riding was the best option.
Mr McCrohan’s visit comes after the approval of a $99,000 feasibility study to be fully funded by the government’s Queensland Cycling Action Plan.
Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said Gladstone, North Burnett and Bundaberg regional councils had been beneficiaries of the first round of funding after submitting successful expressions of interest.
“Rail trails support active, healthy lifestyles, allow for the innovative use of disused state-owned infrastructure, and contribute to environmental preservation and management,” Mr Butcher said.
FUTURE ASSET: Rail Trails Australia president Damian McCrohan with Mike Geobel.