The City of Greater Bendigo is seeking feedback on the development and sustainable management of the O'Keefe Rail Trail between Bendigo and Heathcote.
It is developing a plan City of Greater Bendigo strategy and policy coordinator Matthew Kerlin said would guide future projects and works along the trail, as well as strategies to increase use by visitors and residents.
"It will also set out how the city will work with and support community organisations who want to undertake projects and hold events along the trail," Mr Kerlin said.
A draft plan is expected to be released for further feedback early in the new year.
The city has planned meetings along the trail on November 14 and 15.
An online survey will be open for comment until November 30.
Lions Club of Heathcote president Daryl Wallace said the club was "fully behind" any improvements to the trail, as well as the possibility of extending it through to Wallan.
Mr Wallace was hopeful the city would engage with the neighbouring Mitchell Shire Council.
He said the Lions Club of Heathcote was supportive of the O'Keefe Rail Trail.
"It's just another way of getting groups to come to Heathcote and support the local businesses," Mr Wallace said.
The Lions Club of Heathcote's support for the trail included the construction of a shelter, which Mr Wallace said cost just shy of $30,000.
The trail runs from Bendigo to Heathcote via the former rail line, passing through Axedale. It is mostly a sandy gravel surface, which the City of Greater Bendigo says is suitable for walking, running, cycling and horse riding in sections.
To complete the online survey, visit surveymonkey.com/r/OKRT
For more information, contact Matthew Kerlin on email@example.com or Wendy Holland on 0438 433 555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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