Tallarook to Mansfied trail wins $13 million funding
April 30, 2009
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Our turn next? Cyclist on unused part of the line near Lake Eppalock. It might be rough, but parts can still be ridden.
The Australian reported this week that the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail which will run 134 km from Tallarook to Mansfield has received a $13 million funding commitment from the federal government.
This project crosses through three shires and has been in the planning stages for some time. Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires have cooperated to bring the plan to fruition. The three shires will contribute $1 million to the project.
According to the Minster for Infrastructure, Anthony Albanese, the Shires “advised me that this project was about supporting local economies through tourism and building community spirit after the devastating bushfires.”
It’s very exciting to see the potential of a major rail trail project recognised and funded and proof of what can be achieved.
See the Minister’s media release for full details.