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SOUTH Burnett residents will have their chance to have a say on the proposed Murgon to Proston Rail Trail.
A community consultation session will be held on Tuesday, October 8.
This comes after the South Burnett Regional Council's successful application for funding through the Queensland Government's Rail Trail local government grants program to undertake a feasibility study on converting the disused Murgon Proston rail corridor to a rail trail.
These sessions will be held at the Murgon Council Office library at 8.30am, at the Mondure Hall at 10.30am, Hivesville Memorial Park at 12.30pm and the Proston Town Hall at 5.30pm.
Mayor Keith Campbell said the sessions will address issues and concerns to allow the council and community to be fully informed.
"The community consultation sessions are designed to seek answers to several questions such as: community support for the project, user experience, commitment to ongoing maintenance, and demonstrated benefit to the community,” he said.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project would investigate a potential rail trail along the disused rail corridor connecting Murgon, Hivesville and Proston.
This will connect the corridor and encourage more visitors.
"Rail trails support active, healthy lifestyles, allow for the innovative use of disused infrastructure and help preserve and manage the environment,” he said.
"That's why we allocated $14 million between 2017-19 and 2020-21 to help councils build walking, bike riding and horse riding trails on disused state and local government rail corridors.”
For more information on the Murgon to Proston Rail Trail Feasibility study contact the council on 41899100.
This article first appeared on www.southburnetttimes.com.au
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