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Member for Bass Bridget Archer confirmed she is seeking to have federal funding for the North East Rail Trail extended.
The Dorset Council received a $1.47 million grant in 2015 to create a cycle path between Scottsdale and Launceston, occupying a long-disused rail line.
The grant expires in March next year with an expectation that construction would be completed by then. However, work has been delayed for four years following protest from competing heritage rail advocates, and the council fears the grant will expire before the trail can be built.
Ms Archer said she was working with stakeholders to secure the money.
"I am currently having discussions with Dorset Council about how they may plan to proceed," she said.
"I have contacted the [federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development] Minister [Michael McCormack] regarding status of the funding beyond the March date."
This article first appeared on www.examiner.com.au
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