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RICHMOND VALE RAIL LINE TOPS ACTIVE TRANSPORT CONFERENCE

A proposed cycling and walking track along the disused Richmond Vale rail line topped the agenda, at a conference in Newcastle today.

Delegates highlighted the health and tourism benefits the pathway would bring – but funding remains the big question.

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2 comments

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    I don’t know about the health aspect out there………the place is alive with snakes, wild pigs and all sorts of other critters. I speak from experience.

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    Terry Lewin (Community Representative on the Donaldson Conservation Trust)

    The intention is to design and construct the RVRT for as broad a range of uses and users as possible, to be accessible by walkers, cyclists, those with restricted mobility, parents with strollers, and so on. Apart from the obvious health and social elements, a wide range of community benefits are likely to arise from the Rail Trail, including exposure to local flora and fauna, improved awareness about local ecology, indigenous and heritage values (e.g., 3 beautiful brick tunnels), eco-tourism opportunities, and important links to other walking trails, cycleways, and tourist destinations.