It seems to me that, as a community, we could actually do something about our disused rail corridor these holidays.
Why not spend some time with your family or friends weeding/clearing/loving up part of the tracks.
Have a working bee with your neighbours. I’m sure by pooling our resources there would be enough whipper snippers and protective gear to go around (Make sure you keep a keen eye out for snakes).
Let’s make a show of using this amazing space. Use it as a conduit to connect the community (isn’t that what it was designed for?).
You could use it for walks/horse rides. You might make some friends along the way! Have a game of cricket.
Maybe you could fashion some kind of billy-cart/pedal-powered contraption that utilises the tracks?
With 85 per cent of the population of the surrounding shires living within 5kms of the train line, this will probably directly benefit you!
It’s certainly not going to negatively affect any possible future use of the space.
On the contrary, if we make a show of just how useful this space can be and how important it is to us, perhaps it will kick start some action. Have fun!
P. Harrison, Myocum