Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Works Benefits Trail Users

Maintenance works are in progress on the O’Keefe Rail Trail, following trail user feedback provided to the City of Greater Bendigo council by the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail. The feedback was related to the oldest section of the trail between Junortoun and Axedale, now 30 years old, which was built on the alignment of the former Victorian Railway’s railway line that closed in 1958.

Trail reconstruction works in the Junortoun area. Photo: G.Long

Council’s contractors commenced this work during January, which has involved trail base reconstruction, improvements to drainage, and an application of new gravel toppings.

Contractor machinery applying new gravel topping. Photo: G.Long

These works, when completed, will hopefully reduce the need for any urgent repair responses by council and reduce possible safety hazards. The outcome will build upon this popular trail’s reputation, of providing a enjoyable experience for trail walkers and cyclists surrounded by the natural bush environment.

Completed trail upgrades within the Longlea State Forest, Axedale. Photo: G.Long

While it is expected that the current works are to be completed in February, trail users are asked to be patient and take care where machinery is working, plus respond appropriately to advice signage displayed.

One response to “Works Benefits Trail Users

  1. Jeff Gale Jan 31, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    Love it all!

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