Projects of Tallowood Ventures Ltd

Tallowood Mountain Rail Trail

The development of a world class Rail Trail between Glenreagh and Ulong in the Coffs Harbour Hinterland. Please follow the link to see about this amazing project

Heritage Steam Railway Operations

The final restoration of 1919 Steam Engine (now 146 years old!) and some carriages up and running so that we can run steam train rides regularly from Glenreagh once more. 

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Maintaining Heritage Sites 

Tallowood Ventures Ltd manages a number of railway heritage sites along the  old Glenreagh to Dorrigo Branch Line. The Lowanna Station is an  excellent example of Coffs Harbour City Council and Tallowood Ventures Ltd protecting the heritage of the North Coast. 

Promoting Rail Freight for Regional Industries

Tallowood Ventures Ltd has been key player in working with Industry and Government to promote the advantages of Rail Freight for Regional communities that opens up the North Coast to broader markets both Nationally and Internationally. 

Supporting the Local Timber Industry as it transitions with the Great Koala National Park 

Tallowood Ventures Ltd has been working with Industry and Government to assist of some ex-timber industry workers with a pathway for training to gain employment in the growing Rail Industry sector. 

Promote Employment and Training in the Rail Industry 

The Rail Industry is a growing sector that requires skilled workers. Tallowood Ventures Ltd has been working with Industry Accredited RTO to promote training in the regional areas to allow access to this industry. This includes allow courses to be held on our infrastructure. 

Protection of the Environment 

Tallowood Ventures Ltd in partnership with Coffs Harbour City Council via its Environmental Levy Funding Program is expanding its project to assist landowners' awareness of this Endangered Species of Frog that lives on the Mountains of the Coffs Harbour Hinterland.

Development of a Regional Locomotive Maintenance Hub

Working towards the development of Regional Railway Maintenance Hub at Glenreagh to service both Heritage and Mainline Rolling Stock. 

This will create employment and skill development for the local area and create regional business opportunities. 

Support Training for Heritage Groups 

Tallowood Ventures Ltd goals is to create an environment and opportunities to develop skills and training that will assist the Heritage Railway Sector.