Mary to Bay Rail Trail Feasibility Study

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

Mike Maher of Transplan Pty Ltd has teamed up with Mike Halliburton (Mike Halliburton Associates of Brisbane, Queensland) to prepare a feasibility study for the proposed extension to the existing Mary to Bay Rail Trail in Queensland (Maryborough to Hervey Bay).

The study will examine the feasibility and practicality of extending the existing rail trail into Maryborough.

The major issue confronting the Fraser Coast Regional Council is the existence of a proposed coal mine which, if it goes ahead, will preclude access to a long section of the former Colton to Pialba branch line railway corridor. Complicating matters enormously is the fact that mining company has recently gone into liquidation and thereby sending the future of the former railway corridor into limbo.