Photos courtesy of Monaro Rail Trail
Opportunity Snakes Through the Snowy Mountains
One particularly exciting (and bracing) opportunity snakes through the Snowy mountains. Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain announced that Labor will commit $1 million to begin works on the cycle trail along the disused rail corridor from Bombala to Queanbeyan. Once complete, the Eden to Monaro Rail Trail will stretch over 208km. The trail will run through Queanbeyan, Michelago, Bredbo, Cooma, Nimmitabel and Bombala,’ said Kristy McBain MP.
‘We have seen the enormous economic and social benefits that other rail trails have delivered for regional communities, and I can’t wait to see how the Monaro Rail Trail benefits towns along the trail – from Bombala to Queanbeyan.’
‘The project will preserve the Monaro’s rich rail heritage and create a unique cycling and tourist experience.’ President of MRT Inc, Mr. Ken Lister. There is widespread support including from adjoining landholders.
This commitment builds on strong partnerships between the Monaro Rail Trail Inc (MRT), Snowy Monaro Regional Council and the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council.