Being recognised with an Australia Day Award

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!

Aus Day award 2021
Aus Day award 2021

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. 

Debbie, Cathy & Owen collecting the award for Community Group of the Year in Tumbarumba 2021 on behalf of the committee
Debbie, Cathy & Owen collecting the award for Community Group of the Year in Tumbarumba 2021 on behalf of the committee

Thanks for all your support.

We hope you can visit us one day soon,

Tumbarumba Rail Trail Volunteers

Copyright © 2023 Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail Committee and Debbie Harris – All rights reserved

One thought on “Being recognised with an Australia Day Award

  1. Travelled from the coast to Tumut for the weekend so our family could ride the rail trail
    Enjoyed the rail trail very much and shows what a tourism benefit it is
    Better signage in Tumbarumba to find start of rail trail required, some signs but not clear enough
    Decided not to stay in Tumbarumba due to limited accomodation standards
    Would recommend to anyone to park your car in Rosewood and ride to Tumbarumba as better food and coffee option in Tumbarumba for half way break compared to Rosewood
    Both food options in Rosewood are a disappointment

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