Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

Growth through innovation - sustainable tourism

Background

This project is one of three Government supported pilot projects in NSW involving closure of a disused public railway for conversion to a rail trail for recreational use.

The rail trail from Tumbarumba to Rosewood will be the first for NSW and is slated to deliver a vibrant, revitalized corridor for walking and cycling in the Snowy Valleys region.

The Trail

Approximately 22km in length, the trail will run between Albury Street, Tumbarumba and McEachern Lane,
Rosewood.

There are two proposed trail heads. The first is the Tumbarumba heritage listed landmark 'Wolters Cottages' and the second is located in the centre of Rosewood at the local park. Both trail heads have facilities for parking and toilets.

The trail will be designed to be enjoyed by walkers, runners, and cyclists, with the sealed surface also allowing access for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

High quality interpretative and informative signage will be installed to tell a range of stories
related to historical, environmental and agricultural interest. Seating, picnic facilities and amenities
will also be provided.

The Project

About a third of the proposed trail is located within public road reserves, with about two thirds located within/adjacent to parcels of private land. About 0.8km is located outside the corridor along the footpaths of public roads at the Tumbarumba end.

The project involves converting the original rail corridor into a 2.5m wide trail with a sealed surface, contained within a fenced corridor.

It is proposed to remove the rails and sleepers and construct a sealed surface, while maintaining/restoring other railway artifacts including bridges, signs and station infrastructure.


Growth through innovation - sustainable tourism

Background

This project is one of three Government supported pilot projects in NSW involving closure of a disused public railway for conversion to a rail trail for recreational use.

The rail trail from Tumbarumba to Rosewood will be the first for NSW and is slated to deliver a vibrant, revitalized corridor for walking and cycling in the Snowy Valleys region.

The Trail

Approximately 22km in length, the trail will run between Albury Street, Tumbarumba and McEachern Lane,
Rosewood.

There are two proposed trail heads. The first is the Tumbarumba heritage listed landmark 'Wolters Cottages' and the second is located in the centre of Rosewood at the local park. Both trail heads have facilities for parking and toilets.

The trail will be designed to be enjoyed by walkers, runners, and cyclists, with the sealed surface also allowing access for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

High quality interpretative and informative signage will be installed to tell a range of stories
related to historical, environmental and agricultural interest. Seating, picnic facilities and amenities
will also be provided.

The Project

About a third of the proposed trail is located within public road reserves, with about two thirds located within/adjacent to parcels of private land. About 0.8km is located outside the corridor along the footpaths of public roads at the Tumbarumba end.

The project involves converting the original rail corridor into a 2.5m wide trail with a sealed surface, contained within a fenced corridor.

It is proposed to remove the rails and sleepers and construct a sealed surface, while maintaining/restoring other railway artifacts including bridges, signs and station infrastructure.


  • Catching up with Friends of the Rail Trail Group

    2 months ago
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    5 Sept 2019

    Work continues on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail and we had another very productive session with the Tumbarumba Friends of the Rail Trail last week, where we discussed the designs for the Rosewood track head, Wolseley Park former station site and Figures Street trail access.

    #SVC #PartneringwithourCommunity #ProudlyfundedbyNSWGovernment


    5 Sept 2019

    Work continues on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail and we had another very productive session with the Tumbarumba Friends of the Rail Trail last week, where we discussed the designs for the Rosewood track head, Wolseley Park former station site and Figures Street trail access.

    #SVC #PartneringwithourCommunity #ProudlyfundedbyNSWGovernment


  • Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail Starting to Take Shape

    5 months ago
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    Published 24 May 2019

    Work on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is gaining momentum with the removal of vegetation and tree chipping well underway. Rails and sleepers are piling up alongside several sections of the historic rail corridor and the trail is really starting to take shape.



    Published 24 May 2019

    Work on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is gaining momentum with the removal of vegetation and tree chipping well underway. Rails and sleepers are piling up alongside several sections of the historic rail corridor and the trail is really starting to take shape.



  • Turning the First Sod

    7 months ago
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    17 April 2019

    Member for Albury Justin Clancy and former Member for Albury Greg Aplin joined Snowy Valleys Council Mayor Cr James Hayes and Owen Fitzgerald of Friends of Rail Trail today in turning the first sod to celebrate the official commencement of construction on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.

    A pilot for the state and a working model for future rail trails, the approximately 22 kilometre walking and cycling track is expected to be a boon for the Snowy Valleys, cementing our region as a premium cycling destination.

    The $5.7 million NSW...

    17 April 2019

    Member for Albury Justin Clancy and former Member for Albury Greg Aplin joined Snowy Valleys Council Mayor Cr James Hayes and Owen Fitzgerald of Friends of Rail Trail today in turning the first sod to celebrate the official commencement of construction on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.

    A pilot for the state and a working model for future rail trails, the approximately 22 kilometre walking and cycling track is expected to be a boon for the Snowy Valleys, cementing our region as a premium cycling destination.

    The $5.7 million NSW Government funded trail is expected to be completed by the end of February 2020.

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  • Tree Removal Trials

    7 months ago
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    14 April 2019

    This week Council's rail trail crew has been focused on removing trees that have taken root between the tracks since trains stopped running along the rails between Tumbarumba and Rosewood.

    Different methods are being trialed to determine the most effective way to remove the trees and we are working on a re-vegetation plan to later replant trees and shrubs that will complement the use of the track.


    14 April 2019

    This week Council's rail trail crew has been focused on removing trees that have taken root between the tracks since trains stopped running along the rails between Tumbarumba and Rosewood.

    Different methods are being trialed to determine the most effective way to remove the trees and we are working on a re-vegetation plan to later replant trees and shrubs that will complement the use of the track.


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  • Another Trail Walk

    7 months ago
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    31 March 2019

    General Manager, Matthew Hyde, Councillor Julia Ham and daughter Alice joined Friends of the Rail Trail and Council Project Managers for some fresh air and wide open spaces this week. It was worth the early start to experience the magic of the Tumbarumba Region at sunrise and walk over the highly anticipated first stage of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.


    31 March 2019

    General Manager, Matthew Hyde, Councillor Julia Ham and daughter Alice joined Friends of the Rail Trail and Council Project Managers for some fresh air and wide open spaces this week. It was worth the early start to experience the magic of the Tumbarumba Region at sunrise and walk over the highly anticipated first stage of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.


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  • Drone Footage of the Proposed Rail Trail

    7 months ago
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    click here to watch the drone footage.

    Site inductions and hazard and safety assessments have begun with testing on the best way to remove 22kms of steel and timber from the rail corridor.


    click here to watch the drone footage.

    Site inductions and hazard and safety assessments have begun with testing on the best way to remove 22kms of steel and timber from the rail corridor.


  • Rail Trail Working Group Walking Assessment

    7 months ago
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    12 February 2019

    The Tumbarumba Rail Trail working group did a walking assessment of the trail today. They covered all sorts of items including fencing, bridges, flora, fauna, obstacles and strategies for landowner access.



    12 February 2019

    The Tumbarumba Rail Trail working group did a walking assessment of the trail today. They covered all sorts of items including fencing, bridges, flora, fauna, obstacles and strategies for landowner access.



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  • Rail Trail Construction Phase on Target for April

    7 months ago
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    11 February 2019

    Construction phase of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is on target to commence at the end of March 2019.

    Snowy Valleys Council’s Mayor Cr James Hayes said he was pleased with the planning progress and the joint working relationship between Council staff and local community groups.

    “Member for Albury, Greg Aplin and I met up with members of the rail trail working group today for a review of the draft designs and discussions on the program of works to be undertaken,” said Cr Hayes.

    Click here to read more



    11 February 2019

    Construction phase of the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail is on target to commence at the end of March 2019.

    Snowy Valleys Council’s Mayor Cr James Hayes said he was pleased with the planning progress and the joint working relationship between Council staff and local community groups.

    “Member for Albury, Greg Aplin and I met up with members of the rail trail working group today for a review of the draft designs and discussions on the program of works to be undertaken,” said Cr Hayes.

    Click here to read more



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  • Radio Interview - ABC Riverina

    12 months ago
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    Recently our General Manager, Matthew Hyde had a chat with ABC Radio Riverina about progress on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail project.

    Click here to listen to the interview



    Recently our General Manager, Matthew Hyde had a chat with ABC Radio Riverina about progress on the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail project.

    Click here to listen to the interview



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  • Progress Continues on Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

    12 months ago

    A boundary survey of the full rail trail corridor and a detailed feature survey of the corridor are on track to be delivered to Council by the end of November.

    Snowy Valleys Council Acting Director Assets and Infrastructure Heinz Kausche said he was pleased with the progress of the survey and that progress was on track as planned.

    “The physical survey tasks were finished at the end of October and once the full survey documents are delivered work can commence on the trail design,” Mr Kausche said.


    A boundary survey of the full rail trail corridor and a detailed feature survey of the corridor are on track to be delivered to Council by the end of November.

    Snowy Valleys Council Acting Director Assets and Infrastructure Heinz Kausche said he was pleased with the progress of the survey and that progress was on track as planned.

    “The physical survey tasks were finished at the end of October and once the full survey documents are delivered work can commence on the trail design,” Mr Kausche said.


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