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A Legislative Council committee examining potential tourism opportunities for the North-East rail corridor has called for public input into the inquiry.
The inquiry is set to specifically look at the feasibility of the proposed Scottsdale-Lilydale Falls rail trail, the feasibility of the proposed Lilydale-Turners Marsh tourism railway, and funding and management of any other tourism developments along the railway.
There has been disagreement over the past two years over uses for the line.
The North East Railway Company wants to restore the track to make a heritage passenger rail service while the Dorset Council wants the infrastructure removed to create a cycleway to link with other trails in the region.
The state government has expressed support for both proposals.
Under legislation passed in 2016, changed use of a railway needs parliamentary approval.
Federal funding for the cycleway expires in 2019.
Submissions will be received until November 2.
This article first appeared on www.examiner.com.au
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