NO HORSING AROUND: Parts of the South Burnett rail trail will be closed to horse riders.
NO HORSING AROUND: Parts of the South Burnett rail trail will be closed to horse riders. Contributed

Full steam ahead for rail trail development to Kingaory

WORKS to the Kilkivan to Kingaroy section of the Rail Trail have been given the signal to go ahead with the allocation of $2 million to develop the multi-use track.

Deputy premier Jeff Seeney announced the grant at the former railway station in Murgon today.

"This project will complement the South Burnett's already strong reputation as an attractive bed and breakfast tourism destination for Brisbane residents and beyond," he said.

The section of trail spans about 60km and development will be funded by the State Government's Royalties to Regions program.

South Burnett Regional Council mayor Wayne Kratzmann said without the support of the State Government the region would not have the Brisbane bus service or the $10 million for waste water projects, and the funding for the rail trail was "the icing on the cake".

"This will rejuvenate the South Burnett," he said.

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