So many people to recognise..
Australia day 2021 saw Cathy and Owen Fitzgerald, the stalwarts of this project for almost 20 years, nominated as Citizens of the Year in Tumbarumba. They were humbled to be in such company as the other nominees. The worthy winner of this award was local hero during the bushfires, Mick Jones.
Our hard working volunteer committee were also recognised by being nominated in the Community Award category and we’re pleased to say we were announced as the winners!
The citation reads:
Winner of the best Community Group – The Tumbarumba Rosewood rail trail committee. After many years of hoard work negotiations, submissions and reports combined with countless meetings this group, headed by Owen Fitzgerald, finally saw their dream come true. The Tumbarumba to Rosewood” rail Trail was completed in April 2020. The fact that this is the first Rail Trail in NSW is a remarkable achievement and reflects the efforts and numerous frustrations experienced by this group. The result of their predictions, work efforts and site promotion can be seen by all. The recorded utilisation of the site is a true reflection of how this rail trail will remain as a long term tourist attraction. An economic asset for the shire. It will be the bench mark for any future rail trail development.
Thanks for all your support.
We hope you can visit us one day soon,
Tumbarumba Rail Trail