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Mayor to push for piece of pie

THE first sign the Newman Government would fund a rail trail between Murgon and Kingaroy was revealed in this week's budget.

The State Government has allocated $3.5 million for rail trails across the state.

South Burnett Regional Council Mayor Wayne Kratzmann said he would be the "first cab off the rank" to access some of that funding.

"I would have been happier if it said $1 million for the South Burnett," Mayor Kratzmann said.

He said he was unaware of any other councils in the state pushing so hard for funding for a rail trail.

The former Federal government had announced $546,000 in funding for the rail trail from Murgon to Kingaroy. But the Abbott Government did not honour that commitment, calling it an election promise.

"And I'm not prepared to accept that," Mayor Kratzmann said, at the time the funds were withdrawn in September last year.

"This is the most important project the council has received and with these economic times it's essential they come to fruition."

While Mayor Kratzmann said he understood the government decision at the time he has not stopped campaigning for the rail trail.

*Information updated from today's print article in the South Burnett Times.

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