As Hepburn Shire Council had made a commitment towards progressing the planning and construction phases for each of the Hepburn Trails Projects, TRC Tourism was engaged to deliver:
- Hepburn Trails Audit: Tourism Development and Linkages
- Daylesford to Hanging Rock Rail Trail (Daylesford to Tylden) Feasibility Project
- Daylesford Spa Country Railway Feasibility Project
With an overlap of some processes and tasks required, there was an advantage in approaching these not as three independent projects, but as connected projects with related outcomes.
TRC Tourism was able to share the research, field assessment outcomes and consultation findings. This allowed a cohesive approach with better consistency, flow and connectivity between the rail and trail experiences.