Councillors asked to back trail

COUNCILLORS will be asked today to initially back further planning for the Mary to Bay Rail Trail.

The council has already invested financial and staff resources in getting the trail up and running, while members of the Bicycle Users Group have put in volunteer hours on the project.

If the trail goes ahead external funding will need to be found.

BUG and the council have completed a feasibility report for preferred route options between Maryborough and Colton as well as sussing the condition of existing bridges along the rail corridor.

Potential users of the rail trail will include cyclists, walkers, horse riders and mobility scooter riders.

Also being mooted is a public walk of the rail corridor from Main Street to Stockyard Creek as part of Qld Week celebration next June – designed to promote the rail trail project.

Councillors will today attend an ordinary meeting and the community and development committee meeting in Tavistock Street in Hervey Bay, beginning at 9.30am.

Included on today's agenda is the nomination of a councillor to join the Burnett Mary Regional Group board.

The six local governments in the Wide Bay Burnett region hold three of the 12 seats on the board.



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