TRC was engaged by Indigo Shire Council to develop a business case for Rutherglen Wine, Walk, Cycle Trail. The business case provided an assessment of the opportunity to further develop and expand walking and cycle tourism and recreation, and provide a link from the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail to selected wineries, food producers, cafes and restaurants of interest which were not currently accessible via the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail.

We are delighted to hear the project has received a $5.1M grant from the Federal Government that will enable the construction of the Trail, creating 48km of walking and cycle trails throughout the world renowned wine region.

Indigo Shire Mayor Jenny O’Connor has described the funding announcement as fantastic news for Rutherglen and its surrounding communities.

β€œThis is just brilliant news for our Shire, and in particular Rutherglen. This investment will play a critical role in boosting our local economy, helping it to recover from the impacts of COVID19 and the 2019-20 bushfires. In the longer terms, this new infrastructure will draw tourists to our region for many years to come.”

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