2014 © Goulburn-Crookwell Rail Trail Inc ABN 62 576 219 388
The feasibility study for the Goulburn to Crookwell Rail Trail has now been completed by Transplan and Mike Halliburton Associates in conjunction with Goulburn Crookwell Rail Trail Inc, Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Upper Lachlan Shire Council and Southern Tablelands Cycling Inc.
To download a copy of the study please click on the image to the right.
The Goulburn Crookwell Rail Trail Inc. group commissioned Transplan Pty Ltd and Mike Halliburton Associates to prepare a feasibility study for a possible rail trail from Goulburn to Crookwell.
The feasibility study addresses the development of a 56km shared pathway (a rail trail) from Goulburn to Crookwell, utilising the former Crookwell branch line rail corridor. The subject route spans two local government areas: the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and the Upper Lachlan Shire Council.
The study was commissioned to ascertain whether it is a worthwhile project, and whether the trail will deliver the anticipated and desired benefits.
This Feasibility Study sought to answer a number of critical questions:
o I s there a viable trail route (ie. is a trail route physically possible)?
o Will the trail provide a quality user experience (terrain/landscape/history)?
o Is there a market for the proposed trail (ie. local people and visitors who will be attracted to use it)?
o Are the local government and key stakeholders supportive of the concept?
o Are there supportive/strong advocates (in the community)?
o Is there a supportive community?
o Would the trail be value for money?
o Is there a commitment to the ongoing maintenance of the trail (“friends of …” group or support network)?
o Will the trail provide a unique experience?
o Is there a demonstrated benefit to trail users and, especially, the host communities?
For the Feasibility Study Maps