Rail Heritage

The railway corridor contains historic treasures like bridges, tunnels and station buildings.  This infrastructure features strongly in our cultural heritage and is testament to the 19th century timbers and the hard work of our ancestors. The wooden bridges in particular contain some of our last tangible connections to the Big Scrub.  The Rail Trail development will arrest the decline of the infrastructure and put it back to work so it can continue to serve the community long into the future.

Former railway yards in village heartlands throughout the region could become valuable and beautiful public spaces as parks and gardens or for exhibitions, performances and markets.  The station buildings themselves have captured the imagination of many commentators with suggestions ranging from cafés and kiosks to galleries and museums as well as reception centres with equipment hire and bunkhouses.  Innovation and imagination will be the key to making the best use of the infrastructure.

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