Rail trail boost for regional tourism
6 January 2015
The NSW Government has today announced up to $50 million for rail trail pilot projects, in a move that should support additional tourists coming to regional areas and therefore help the visitor economy.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for local councils, businesses and community groups to boost their tourism economies and create rail trails along sections of the disused Casino to Murwillumbah and Rosewood to Tumbarumba rail corridors.
"This $50 million boost to the regional tourism sector will benefit local businesses and create jobs, while offering visitors the chance to access amazing locations currently off-limits on disused rail lines," said Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro.
The funding is coming from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund, announced in the 2014-15 State Budget.