Our Community Voice - Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail

Without the obvious support of our community, we will not have the backing by local, state and federal governments to save the Monto-Taragoola Rail Corridor and the six Barrimoon tunnels and make good use of them.  Please take 5 minutes of your time to tell us who you are and why you support retaining this important part of our heritage.

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* 1. Have you attended any of the Community Forums?
We hold monthly Boyne Burnett Inland Rail Trail meetings on the 2nd Friday of every month at Mungungo & Ubobo at this stage.  See our Facebook Page for details.

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* 2. Do you believe the rail corridor between Monto and Many Peaks should be retained for future use with or without the line?

The Rail Corridor between Monto and Many Peaks has been contracted by Qld Rail to a recycling contractor to remove all the railway line, sleepers and a large portion of the bridges.  We would like to see some of this history retained and the corridor put to good use in the future for our community.  The corridor will be handed over to the Dept of Transport & Main Roads when this work is completed.

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* 3. Generally, for what purposes should the rail corridor be used?

   I could see the benefits for others. Good idea - this interests me Excellent idea - I'm in! No thanks
Walking
Running/Marathons
Cycling
Mountain Biking
Horse Riding
Retain Sections for Heritage Value

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* 4.
Should the rail line through the six (6) Many Peaks / Barrimoon tunnels near Kalpower be saved?
The Many Peaks / Barrimoon Railway Tunnels are located between Many Peaks and Kalpowar townships and were officially opened in 1926. The terrain is hilly with native grasses, shrubs and trees. The six (6) railway tunnels consist of concrete walls constructed in a parabolic arch to ensure strength of the tunnels. Tunnel one (1) is located the closest to Many Peaks and tunnel six (6) located near Kalpowar. The railway track through the Dawes Range weaves its way through the terrain; as a result, some tunnels are curved while others are straight. Along the railway track, round timber sleepers (hog back sleepers) were used to construct the line (uncommon in present day practices).  The tunnels have been heritage listed and will stay, however, the iconic rail line running through them has been contracted for removal.

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* 5. Why do you think the rail line through the tunnels should be saved (or not).

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* 6. How has the rail corridor or tunnels impacted your family or community in the past?

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* 7. Do you think a Rail Trail will benefit tourism in the local region?
A rail trail is the conversion of a disused railway track into a multi-use path, typically for walking, cycling and sometimes horse riding or rail carting. The characteristics of abandoned railways—flat, long, frequently running through historical areas—are appealing for various developments.

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* 8. What businesses or individuals do you think might benefit?
(Example:  More tourists for my cafe in Builyan, new ventures like bike shops & I'd like to set up a guided tour etc). 
Try and be specific here but there is no commitment :)

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* 9. Are there any questions you have for our steering committee?

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* 10. If you would like to support our cause, we will need your contact details to provide as letters of support to government. Please provide below:

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