Rail Trails and the Intersection of Industrial Heritage and Adaptive Reuse

Premiership Room A, Melbourne Cricket Ground 07/10/2016 4:00 pm - 4:10 pm

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Sebastian Dewhurst

An introduction and discussion of the phenomenon of abandoned railway lines being adapted into multi-use linear parks – railtrails – and an assessment of these as sites of significance. Focusing on a popular trail in Victoria, the Bass Coast Rail Trail, this project’s unique position at the intersection of industrial heritage and adaptive reuse will be evaluated.