Mayoral Minute | Goulburn rail trail consultation planned

Public Meeting for rail trail

The NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet is hosting a community consultation workshop on Monday, February 19 to discuss the proposed closure of the Goulburn to Crookwell rail corridor to facilitate possible future development of a rail trail. 

HAVE A SAY: Join the meeting on February 19 to discuss the proposed closure of the Goulburn to Crookwell rail corridor, with a view to developing a rail trail.

HAVE A SAY: Join the meeting on February 19 to discuss the proposed closure of the Goulburn to Crookwell rail corridor, with a view to developing a rail trail.

The workshop is open to the public, and I am encouraging anyone who supports this project to attend the meeting and make their voice heard – we need to clearly show the NSW Government that we want a rail trail in this region! 

Of course those with concerns are also welcome to come along to the workshop to hear how these may be addressed. 

A Goulburn-Crookwell Rail Trail would create a dedicated recreational facility for walkers and riders that is safe, inclusive and great for families and children. The feasibility study we undertook last year conservatively estimates potential user numbers could be 30,000 day trips per year, with a total projected economic community benefit of $3.42m per year.   

The workshop will be held at the Goulburn Workers Club on Monday the 19th from 4pm until 7pm. Community members are asked to RSVP via email to regionalnsw.engagement@dpc.nsw.gov.au or over the phone to 02 9228 5188.

Book the Blues Bus 

Goulburn Mulwaree Council is once again partnering with Roads and Maritime Services NSW to offer tourists and locals free travel to and from the 2018 Australian Blues Music Festival.

Pick-ups will be available from 4pm-7pm Friday, February 9 and from 3pm-6pm on Saturday, February 10. The bus service will pick up at all motels in town, as well as four points for locals; Carr Convoy oval, Blue Hills shop (Combermere Street), the Bradfordville Shopping Centre and the corner of Crookwell Road and Mary’s Mount Road.

People who take advantage of the bus service to get to their venue of choice will also receive a $10 taxi voucher to use on their way home. Vouchers are also available from the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre in Sloane Street.

Visitors and residents are asked to ‘book the blues bus’ via the Local Clickit App which is available on both Android and iPhone. Bookings can also be made on the website www.goulburnbluesbus.simplyclickit.com 

Contaminated Organic Waste

We had an incident last week where asbestos was collected in an organic waste bin, meaning an entire truck load of green waste had to be disposed in the asbestos pit. We are asking the community to please work with us and not put contamination in their green waste bins, which are for food waste and organic garden waste only.

Strict rules and fines apply regarding the disposal of asbestos, and we do undertake random monitoring of household bins. Any bin identified with contamination will have a sticker placed on it and will not be emptied.

Not only is this a huge environmental cost, it is also dangerous to our staff – let’s continue to work together for better environmental outcomes. We do accept correctly wrapped asbestos at our Goulburn Waste Management Centre, which must be booked in advance by calling 4823 4839.

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