Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail

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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.

Council received funding of $5,700,000 for the project under the State Government’s Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure fund and Round Two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities grants.


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.

Council received funding of $5,700,000 for the project under the State Government’s Restart NSW Regional Tourism Infrastructure fund and Round Two of the NSW Government’s Stronger Communities grants.


  • Drone Footage of the Proposed Rail Trail

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    over 1 year ago

    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

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    over 1 year ago

    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

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    over 1 year ago

    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.

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  • Radio Interview - ABC Riverina

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    over 1 year ago

    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

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    over 1 year 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.


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  • Rail Trail Project Team Meet

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    over 1 year ago

    The SVC Rail Trail Project Team had a productive meeting today with Friends of the Rail Trail, the Tumbarumba Historical Society and consultancy group Parklands Albury Wodonga.

    #SVC #tumbarumbrailtrail #sustainabletourism


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  • Rail Removal Trial

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    almost 2 years ago

    Approximately 200m of rail and sleepers were successfully removed from a section of the rail trail as part of a trial run to see what removal processes were practical and efficient.

    An air-compressor driven rattle gun was used to remove some heavily rusted and corroded nuts and bolts holding the lines together, and an excavator with grab attachment was the successful method used to remove the rails.


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  • Survey Tender Awarded

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    almost 2 years ago

    Candence Consulting Surveyors Pty Ltd have been awarded the survey contract for Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail.

    The scope of works incorporated into the survey tender includes a boundary survey of the full rail trail corridor and a detailed feature survey of the corridor, for the purposes of design and a draft and final set of drawings.

    Survey works, and final drawings are expected to be completed by the end of November 2018.