Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Upgrading the O’Keefe trail

The City of Greater Bendigo is supporting a number of applications for funding under the Federal Government’s $650 million Jobs Fund including $150,000 for:

* Upgrades to the existing trail in the Bendigo urban area – signage, surface and road crossing approaches
* Development of sections of the trail heading west from Heathcote.

The  council emphasises on its web site that there is no certainty any of the applications will be successful. But it’s been a good start to raise awareness of the trail and community interest in developing it further. It would be especially exciting to see work start on the trail in Heathcote.

The application was submitted Friday 22 May. Work on projects funded by the Jobs Fund must begin by 1 July 2009, so we should know soon whether it’s been successful.

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