Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore rail trail

Linking central Victoria via the old railway line

Media clippings

News items relating to the Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail, and associated trails.

May 2017

April 2017

February 2017

August 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

  • The McIvor Times – Letter to the Editor from Yvonne Wrigglesworth of Axedale – 17 Feb 2016 edition
  • The McIvor Times – Letter to the Editor from Garry Long, President FBKRT- 17 Feb 2016 edition

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

  • The McIvor Times article on the construction of the Heathcote Lions Club’s O’Keefe Rail Trail shelter – 21 Oct (page 7) edition.
  • The McIvor Times article on the naming of the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s unnamed waterways and bridges – 7 Oct (page 6) edition.

July 2015

  • Bendigo Weekly article on the naming of the O’Keefe Rail Trail’s unnamed waterways and bridges – 24 July (page 18) edition.

June 2015

May 2015

  • Bendigo Weekly article on the completion of the O’Keefe Rail Trail from Axedale to Heathcote (15 May 2015) for public access – 29 May (page 7) edition.

November 2014

  • North Central Review article on the Wallan to Heathcote Rail Trail proposal commitment announcement, in lead up to Victorian State elections – 18th Nov (page 3) edition.

October 2014

  • Bendigo Advertiser – Doing his bit for healthy living -21 October 2014 edition – A story on Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail volunteer member Steve Boswell.

January 2014

  • WIN TV News Bendigo – news item about construction of the Axedale McIvor Highway underpass (via Axedale Our Town Our Future website).

January 2013

November 2011

  • Bendigo Weekly article regarding the Friends’ contribution to the J-Cycle program at The Bendigo and District Cycling Club
  • Recent Radio PhoenixFM 106.7 interview with Garry Long on the ‘Past Present & Future’ segment (Tuesdays 12:00-1:30pm). The interviewer was John Hall, and the subject related to the original Wallan to Sandhurst (Bendigo) railway line, its railway history, the O’Keefe Rail Trail, and the future vision for a Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail.

September 2011

  • Bendigo Advertiser story on the recent Friends Spring in the Bendigo Bush ride along the O’Keefe Rail Trail – September 22nd 2011 edition
  • Extract from Railtrail Australia’s Rail Trail Connection Spring 2011 magazine edition article “The O’Keefe Rail Trail is going places”. Thanks to Railtrail Australia for kindly permitting us to extract and republish this article here. Please visit the Railtrail Australia website [www.railtrails.org.au] for more information on membership and support of that organisation.
  • Extract from Bridge Connection September 2011 edition; “The O’Keefe Rail Trail is going places

August 2011

  • North Central Review cover story regarding the grim outlook for the Pyalong bridges. Text only here.
  • Front cover of the Bendigo Council’s ‘Council Plan 2009/13 (2011 update)’ features Friends members riding over the new Sweenies Crk bridge

July 2011

June 2010

April 2010

  • Front page of the McIvor Times about poor state of the trail

March 2010

  • Front page of the North Central Review announcing Mitchell Shire’s in-principle support for the Bendigo-Kilmore trail
  • Letter from John Fordham to the Axedale Antics about the state of the trail

January 2010

December 2009

  • The Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo Weekly and ABC radio report that the City of Greater Bendigo council has voted to seek funding to extend the O’Keefe trail to Heathcote.

October 2009

  • Report on the Spring in the Bendigo Bush ride down the O’Keefe Rail Trail, Eddie Barkla’s column in the Bendigo Weekly (PDF copy of the article).

July 2009

  • Garry Long, convenor Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail interviewed on ABC radio. Download the recording here.
  • The Bendigo Advertiser, Bendigo Miner, McIvor Times and Kilmore Free Press run item about  public briefing in Bendigo (all links to PDF copies of the items).
  • Jim Evans of the Bendigo Historical Society publishes item about the trail’s history in the Bendigo Miner (PDF copy).

June 2009

May 2009

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