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Bundaberg rail trail proposal invites community input

Interested community members are invited to contribute their ideas toward a Bundaberg to Gin Gin Rail Trail proposal at 'Open House' meetings happening next week.

These meetings are part of a feasibility study in to the proposed rail trail, and will give impacted landholders, residents and community members an opportunity to meet the consultants, receive a briefing on the initiative and, importantly, contribute their own ideas.

Bundaberg Regional Council has been granted $92,000 to facilitate the feasibility study which will assess the almost 50 kilometres associated with the corridor.

Bundaberg Regional Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Helen Blackburn is excited for the initiative, saying “rail trails offer huge potential for numerous recreational activities from hiking through to bike rides and have potential as an economic driver.”

Cr Blackburn announced with trail consultant Mike Halliburton recently appointed, Bundaberg Regional Council are now ready to host a number of valuable Open House sessions.

“These Open Houses will be very visual and are designed to show the community what the rail trail might look like when it is completed,” Cr Blackburn said.

“Artist impressions and photos of constructed rail trails will be featured as well as the opportunity to chat with Mr Halliburton about solutions for perceived problems, drawing on successful rail trails elsewhere in Australia and New Zealand.”

“By attending, you have the opportunity to better understand what is proposed. So don’t not miss the chance to have your say.”

The feasibility study is expected to be completed by January next year.

Open House venues and times:

Tuesday 27 November

Gin Gin RSL Hall, 37 Milden St, Gin Gin

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Wednesday 28 November

St George Hall, 2295 Gin Gin Rd, South Kolan (next to school)

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Thursday 29 November

School of Arts Building, 184 Bourbong St, Bundaberg

5.00 pm – 7.30 pm