MEDIA RELEASES 2014
GMR MEDIA RELEASE
April 14 2014
GLENREAGH MOUNTAIN RAILWAY (GMR) ANNOUNCES A WEEK LONG WORKING BEE AT GLENREAGH
is conducting a week long working bee from April 20 2014 to April 27
2014 at its Glenreagh locations. The working bees will cover repairing
and cleaning the cottage, cleaning up around Glenreagh West yard,
further track clearing, cleaning the 2 passenger carriages, cleaning
1919 (the steam locomotive) and other minor tasks around the site.
Clearing of the Glenreagh yard will take place on Tuesday April 22.
interested to take part in any of the working bee, interested
volunteers will need to be paid members which will cover insurance
purpose. Costs start at $40 a person which also entitles them to
quarterly newsletters. Working bees are held throughout year at various
dates. The GMR webpage is www.gmr.org.au . Please contact the Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org for membership and working bee information. For media information please contact email@example.com
MEDIA RELEASES 2013
JULY 11 2013 Glenreagh Mountain Railway Business Plan
a joint statement released today, Glenreagh Mountain Railway Inc. (GMR)
and APRConsultants Ltd (APR) confirm that a project is underway to
establish a business plan to guide the future development of Glenreagh
Mountain Railway. GMR will manage the overall project on behalf of GMR,
Coffs Harbour City Council and Clarence Valley Council. APR will deliver
the business plan. Until 2008 GMR was successfully running regular
short trips in its Z19 class steam locomotive1919 in conjunction with
the Glenreagh Markets, however increasing accreditation requirements
meant that the operations had to cease. More recently GMR has
successfully regained its accreditation as a Rail Infrastructure
Manager. The Business Plan represents an opportunity to place future
operations on a more sustainable basis. The project, which is expected
to be completed in late September, will involve a number of key phases
- Consultation with key stakeholders.
- A stocktake of current assets.
- An analysis of future income generation opportunities including: tourism, training, freight and manufacturing.
- Analysis of any regulatory requirements around the project proposals.
- The identification of partnerships with other organisations to generate revenue.
- Assessment of the economic contribution arising from the business opportunities identified.
- An analysis of the potential risks around the project.
- Potential funding sources.
is an award winning New Zealand based consultancy business that has
over 30 years experience in business planning and development. Deryck
Shaw, Director of APR noted that key elements in the project would
- All consultation will be undertaken in an independent and balanced manner.
- Opportunities will be looked at for integrated tourism development as well as non-tourism opportunities such as engineering.
- The significant background work already undertaken was recognised as a starting point for the project.
Page from GMR noted that in the context of the creation of Transport
Heritage NSW, this local business planning process is a timely
development. Those that may want to be in contact with GMR or APR to
either provide information, or find out more details of the project, are
invited to contact either David Page or Deryck Shaw as follows:
David Page, Project Manager, Glenreagh Mountain Railway Inc. PO Box
5104, Glenreagh NSW 2450, Australia. Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Deryck Shaw, Director, APR Consultants, PO Box 1715, Rotorua, New Zealand. Email at: email@example.com