The Mitchell Bicycle Users Group, on behalf of recreational cyclists in the Mitchell Shire, wishes to applaud the councillors of the Mitchell Shire Council for their acceptance of the motion to commence the development of the Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail.

After the successful conclusion of a costing and feasibility study by GMR Engineering as well as various other planning studies, it is now firmly established that the Rail Trail will have beneficial effects for the Shire, both commercially and for the health and welfare of its inhabitants.

The decision to move forward allows the Mitchell Shire to catch up with the work already commenced by Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires and to commit to further development of the Trail in partnership with those Shires.

The Mitchell Bicycle Users Group has already pledged its support to the Rail Trail by being an inaugural member of the “Friends of the Rail Trail” group and will be actively involved in the management and upkeep of the Trail once it is established.

Finally, we congratulate the officers of the Shire for their untiring work in the background to continue the planning required for the Rail Trail and we look forward to being involved with them in the future development of the Trail.

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