Volunteer committee members of East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management have been busy over the past 18 months securing funding for a range of projects on the trail.Two projects of interest to Orbost and district residents will be the design and installation of new signage for the length of…
Wednesday November 20, 2019

Rail trail ready

A $100,000 upgrade of the East Gippsland Rail Trail has been completed in time for the busy summer holiday period thanks to a Federal Government grant.Federal member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, has congratulated the rail trail committee for moving quickly to secure local contractor, Cranes Asphalting and Bitumen Sealing, to…
Tuesday November 19, 2019

Stratford Primary School

One of the highlights of this year at Stratford Primary School involved a group of Grade 5 & 6 students participating in a 3 day, 2 night bike riding experience along the East Gippsland Rail TrailThe ride began at Howitt Park in Bairnsdale and students rode their bikes along the…
Monday October 28, 2019

Trail works get underway

East Gippsland Rail Trail committee of management has secured funding from the Federal Government, through Member for Gippsland, Darren Chester, to reseal the section of trail from McEacharn Street, East Bairnsdale, to the Nicholson River Bridge.Preliminary works for this long awaited upgrade commenced last week and will continue this week,…
Friday October 18, 2019

A sign of great things ahead

Great things are happening on the East Gippsland Rail Trail, with new trail distance signs showing the way. In a project jointly funded by the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, East Gippsland Shire and the volunteer East Gippsland Rail Trail committee of management, new signage has been installed…
Wednesday October 9, 2019

East Gippsland shines for cyclists

East Gippsland shone as 130 cyclists hit the East Gippsland Rail Trail for the sixth Great East Bike Ride across the weekend.Starting in Bairnsdale last Friday, the cyclists pedalled their way along the trail, or caught a lift from their parents, finishing at Orbost’s Forest Park on Sunday.Conducted by Snowy…
Friday May 24, 2019

Resealing the rail trail

Work will start as soon as possible on a $100,000 upgrade of the East Gippsland Rail Trail, following the re-election of Federal member for Gippsland, Darren Chester.Mr Chester said the project would reseal 12 kilometres of the trail from Bairnsdale to Nicholson.“More than $3 million has recently been announced to…