News Updates – Tramways

Relevant current news items relating to the tramways, and sugar industry, of the Maroochy Shire region.

  Contributions are always welcome, whether it be preservation reports, events or the disappearing of formation under new development. If it is tramway related, it is welcome.


09-07-2019: $1M donation to ‘Nambour Tram’ group. (ABC Sunshine Coast)



Photo: Courtesy of Nambour Tram Facebook page.

June 2019: ‘Buderim-Palmwoods Heritage Tramway Inc’ had stand at the Nambour show.
May 2019: Earthworks begin on depot for Nambour Tram project.
13-12-2018: BPHTI announces the raising of $1333 in their 2018 Xmas raffle.
10-15th-12-2018: Private restoration work due to commence on cane farmer Godfrey’s former late 1800s house in Bli Bli.
9-12-2018: Still only wheels from PETRIE (steam) delivered to Timbertown.
8-12-2018: Buderim Palmwoods group announce new banner for their Krauss campaign.
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8th December 2018: Tramfest in Nambour. Maroochy Shire Tramways attended, along with our sister group ‘Maroochy River Lift Bridge’.
3rd December 2018: 15th Anniversary of mill closure.
2nd December 2018: Bli Bli Cutting – 15th Anniversary event.
October 2018: It is announced that two Melbourne W trams will come to Nambour.
October 2018: Revealed that Timbertown has purchased steamer PETRIE.

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