The popularity and potential of the O’Keefe Rail Trail has attracted the attention of mainstream media over time, as well as governments and individuals within local communities.
Media coverage has informed the public about the O’Keefe Rail Trail, the efforts of the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail related the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s extension to Heathcote, as well as the 2016 feasibility study into the proposed Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail. Coverage by media outlets has also highlighted the potential of this community asset, with community events such as the success of the inaugural O’Keefe Rail Trail Marathon on 1 May 2016. Individuals have also commented on this new community asset, via local media.
Published media coverage has been gathered by Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail, details for some of what has been published or went to air can be found on the Friends web’s Media Clippings page.
Peak organisations such as Rail Trails Australia and Bicycle Network have also publish details on the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s progress and related news.