AGM – Chairman’s Report 2018

Riesling Trail Management Committee

Chairman’s report, AGM, 11th October, 2018

I am pleased to present my 6th report as Chairman of the Riesling Trail Management Committee.  Use of the trail by locals and visitors is continuing to increase – at a rate of 7 per cent each year.  The trail has also been used for several major events this year.  These include the Half Marathon, Cycling Classic, Railway Centenary celebration and completion of the Lavender Federation Trail from Murray Bridge to Clare.  The entire trail from Auburn to Clare has now been resurfaced and plans are well under way to complete the final one kilometre section of the trail into Auburn.

Riesling Trail developments

The big news is that we now have the funding ($320,000) to complete the Riesling Trail into Auburn and so linking directly with the Rattler Trail. This involves rebuilding a 60m long bridge across the River Wakefield, constructing 1km of trail along the old railway track and putting safety rails in place for the crossing at Horrocks Highway.  This also includes clearing some Aleppo pines along the western side of the highway so we have the required line of sight for trail users to cross safely.  We are also planning to improve facilities at the car park at Mt Horrocks Wines (the old Auburn railway station), including seats, a shelter and interpretive signs about the local history.  All being well we should have all of this completed by the middle of next year.

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Monster Raffle Draw results

The Monster Wine Raffle was drawn tonight and here is a list of all the winners, many congratulations to all, and thanks to the very generous donations from the Winemakers to make it such a successful event.
1. 16 doz mixed Wine Chris Ranger Tkt 1827. bought at Cogwebs Hub Cafe, Bicycle Hire & Information Outlet
2. 8 doz mixed Wine. Max & Nadia Lorenzin Tkt 243 bought at Tim Adams
3. 5 doz mixed Wine Tony Worthington Tkt 3515 bought at Mathies Meat
4. 3 doz mixed Wine Wendy Roshan. Tkt 4681 bought at Sevenhill Cellars
5. 2 dox mixed Wine Sue Basso Tkt 2306 bought at Annies Lane
6,7,8,9,10   1 doz mixed Wine
Tkt 2654  Craig Hill bought at Peter Wood’s house
Tkt 4288  Graham Trengove bought by Monica Trengove
Tkt 0490  Tony Williams bought at Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre
Tkt 0295 Rosemary McDowell bought at Tim Adams
Tkt 1306  Tasma Rodda bought at Annies Lane