Surveying Services for Rail Trail Goes to Tender

Published on 05 July 2018

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Snowy Valleys Council has begun advertising for surveying services for the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail project.

Council’s Acting General Manager Matt Christensen said this was another milestone towards the goal of delivering the rail trail.

“Now that the land has been transferred to Crown Lands we can move forward with the project and the survey is the next step in that process,” Mr Christensen said.

Council is seeking surveying services for cadastral and design components of the infrastructure project including a detailed survey along the corridor and trail alignment for purposes of design, and the pegging of the full corridor boundary.

Approximately 22km in length, the Tumbarumba to Rosewood rail trail will run through a non-operational railway corridor between Albury Street, Tumbarumba and McEachern Lane, Rosewood.

The project involves converting the original rail corridor into a 2.5m wide fenced trail with a sealed surface. The trail will be designed to be enjoyed by walkers, runners, and cyclists, with the sealed surface also allowing access for prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

As the first of three Government supported pilot projects in NSW the pilot rail trail is a significant economic and tourism project for Snowy Valleys Council.

Those wishing to tender for the survey services are required to undertake an inspection of the site so Council is advising landowners to be aware there will be some activity in the area over the next while.

“There should be no real requirement for interested tender applicants to have access to private lands, but if landholders have any concerns we encourage them to contact Wayne Bennet, Manager Major Projects,” Mr Christensen said.

It’s expected that Council will be in a position to be considering tenders by late July this year, and survey work should get under way in August.

For further information on the tender process please contact Council’s Project Manager Matt Stubbs on 040 958 5180