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Have your say on Mount Morgan Rail Trail

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Plans for a multi-use rail trail from Mount Morgan to Gracemere are continuing to make tracks, with Rockhampton Regional Council seeking public feedback on its design.

The design is the next stage of the project that could provide a recreational route for cyclists, walkers and potentially horse riders and cover a distance of almost 30km.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams says the design offers a detailed look at the proposed track and incorporates a wide range of feedback received from the community.

“Last year we carried out community consultation for this project and asked the community to share their thoughts on an initial concept design we had developed,” Mayor Williams says.

“We received feedback on a whole range of things including the trail’s alignment, potential rest stops, picnic areas and also things like fencing, gating and trail access - and all of this has helped shape a detailed preliminary design.

“This design provides a lot more detail into what the proposed trail will look like, as well as its final route and even the type of surfaces at certain sections of the trail.”

Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke says the design work was supported with a $250,000 grant from the State Government’s Transport and Main Roads Rail Trail Local Government Grants Program.

“Rail trails are a great way to repurpose the space for those keen on getting out and about,” Mr O’Rourke adds.

To provide your thoughts on the design, head to Rockhampton Council’s Engagement website.