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Published Monday 22 March 2021
Tags:General, Media Release

Rail Trail art funding

The Great Victorian Rail Trail - which starts right here in Mitchell Shire at Tallarook - will receive $1.2 million in State Government funding for standout art installations and signs.

Mitchell Shire, in conjunction with Murrindindi and Mansfield councils, and Regional Development Victoria, are behind the rail trail project.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson said this funding was a fantastic outcome for not only Mitchell Shire, but for our partners at Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires.

"The Great Victorian Rail Trail is a standout tourism asset for both Tallarook and the Mitchell Shire region as evidence by record numbers of visitors in the past year," she said.

"Residents and visitors alike are seeking to discover the natural beauty of Tallarook and the Trawool Valley.

"We thank Regional Development Victoria for the investment into our community and our future.

"This announcement builds on the work that Council, together with Murrindindi and Mansfield, to set out a three-year Strategic Development Plan to enhance and elevate the Rail Trail to the next level.

"These pieces of ‘X-Factor’ large scale sculptural art installations and wayfinding signage will improve and innovate the trail experience to provide a premium visitor experience.

"We’re very excited to see what comes of the artwork as I am sure they too will become tourist attractions in no time. It is expected that the art installations have the potential to become as iconic as the silo art trails in regional Victoria."

This page was last updated on 15 September 2021.