Rail Trail Feasibility Studies

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Council has engaged a consultant to prepare feasibility studies on converting the disused rail corridors between Oakey and Cecil Plains and Westbrook and Wyreema to rail trails.

A rail trail is a multi-use recreation trail running on a disused rail corridor (public land) for non-motorised recreation – i.e. bicycles, walking, horse-riding.

The trail feasibility study will provide sufficient detail to determine whether the rail trail has merit. Feasibility is determined by an analysis of several factors. In considering trail feasibility, the costs of construction need to be weighed against the benefits (direct and indirect) that such a trail brings.

At this stage, the Council has yet to formally determine whether it will proceed with the projects.

Have Your Say

There are a series of ‘Open Houses’ planned for the communities along the corridor, where people can drop in and discuss the project with Council and the consultant, on:

Tuesday 2 March – Wyreema Hall, 4-6 pm; Toowoomba Library Community Rooms 7-9pm

Wednesday 3 March – Mt Tyson State School, 3-5pm; Oakey Community Centre, 6-8pm

Thursday 4 March, Cecil Plains Hall, 3.30pm-5.30pm

The Open Houses are designed to show the community what the rail trail might look like when it is completed. The open houses will include a display of the proposed rail trail involving photos of the corridor as it currently is, together with an artist’s impressions of what it may look like after construction.

The Open Houses are also designed to show (and discuss) solutions for perceived problems.

If you are unable to attend the Open Houses you can discuss your issue with the consultants over the phone prior to the Open Houses. Please phone 131 872 for more information.

Samples of material that will be on display at the Open Houses can be found in the Documents Library on the top right-hand side of this page.

Photos

The images in the photos library on the right-hand side of this page provide general information about rail trails and also show solutions and benefits of rail trails from other constructed rail trails in Australia and New Zealand. They are not exhaustive nor are they meant to convey solutions to all issues but rather address issues and benefits that generally arise around rail trail proposals.

Before and after images

The before and after images on the right are artist's impressions of how the rail trail may look if constructed. They should be taken as illustrative only.

You can also provide feedback in the Ideas tab survey.

Council has engaged a consultant to prepare feasibility studies on converting the disused rail corridors between Oakey and Cecil Plains and Westbrook and Wyreema to rail trails.

A rail trail is a multi-use recreation trail running on a disused rail corridor (public land) for non-motorised recreation – i.e. bicycles, walking, horse-riding.

The trail feasibility study will provide sufficient detail to determine whether the rail trail has merit. Feasibility is determined by an analysis of several factors. In considering trail feasibility, the costs of construction need to be weighed against the benefits (direct and indirect) that such a trail brings.

At this stage, the Council has yet to formally determine whether it will proceed with the projects.

Have Your Say

There are a series of ‘Open Houses’ planned for the communities along the corridor, where people can drop in and discuss the project with Council and the consultant, on:

Tuesday 2 March – Wyreema Hall, 4-6 pm; Toowoomba Library Community Rooms 7-9pm

Wednesday 3 March – Mt Tyson State School, 3-5pm; Oakey Community Centre, 6-8pm

Thursday 4 March, Cecil Plains Hall, 3.30pm-5.30pm

The Open Houses are designed to show the community what the rail trail might look like when it is completed. The open houses will include a display of the proposed rail trail involving photos of the corridor as it currently is, together with an artist’s impressions of what it may look like after construction.

The Open Houses are also designed to show (and discuss) solutions for perceived problems.

If you are unable to attend the Open Houses you can discuss your issue with the consultants over the phone prior to the Open Houses. Please phone 131 872 for more information.

Samples of material that will be on display at the Open Houses can be found in the Documents Library on the top right-hand side of this page.

Photos

The images in the photos library on the right-hand side of this page provide general information about rail trails and also show solutions and benefits of rail trails from other constructed rail trails in Australia and New Zealand. They are not exhaustive nor are they meant to convey solutions to all issues but rather address issues and benefits that generally arise around rail trail proposals.

Before and after images

The before and after images on the right are artist's impressions of how the rail trail may look if constructed. They should be taken as illustrative only.

You can also provide feedback in the Ideas tab survey.