For many years, Mount Gambier’s vacant rail corridor running through the CBD has been an eyesore and bone of contention for many residents.
In 2013, the City of Mount Gambier announced it would transform the dilapidated rail line into a multi-use trail, linking the city from East to West.
Stage one of the trail project saw 3.8 kms of the trail developed, however Troy campaigned strongly to extend the trail further, inviting the Minister for Transport Stephen Mulligan to Mount Gambier to see the project for himself.
The 6.1km trail is now one of the city’s most popular recreational spots, linking the city’s industrial areas and leading into the city’s rail-lands precinct.
The combined stages have been co-funded by the City of Mount Gambier and the State Government.
Troy's long-term goal is to see a regional rail trail extending from Mount Gambier to Penola, to help reinvigorate some of the Limestone Coast's smaller towns.