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Indigo Council to address $700,000 gap in rail trail funding | The Border Mail



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Indigo Council will get $1 million for the Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail from the federal government, but more ratepayer money will be needed. Money for safety works was included in a road safety package announced last week. Councillor Bernard Gaffney, in considering council’s financial position, raised the project that is nearing completion. “At the last council meeting … we put in an extra $300,000 to prop up the Beechworth to Yackandandah Rail Trail, and it was also mentioned at that meeting that there’s still $700,000 which will have to be found one way or another,” he said. “Will that $1.05 million (grant) cover us for the $700,000 that we were going to have find?” Chief executive Trevor Ierino responded…

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