17 June, 2021
Boutique rail trail accommodation approved for Linville
BRISBANE Valley Rail Trail users will soon have more choice of places to stay in Somerset with the local council conditionally approving a boutique accommodation development.
The short-term accommodation site has been approved by Somerset Regional Council for development at 56 David Street in Linville.
Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the new accommodation would be of huge benefit to the region.
“We are seeing a significant increase in cyclists in our region enjoying Australia’s longest recreational rail trail and this is another way of enticing people to stay in our region a little longer,” Cr Lehmann said.
“There’s so much to see and do in Somerset and we are in support of more quality accommodation to support overnight stays.”
The new accommodation has been designed primarily to cater for cyclists using the rail trail.
Economic Recovery Sub-Group chair, Councillor Bob Whalley, said the new units will have up to 18 beds available across three units.
“The new units in Linville will include secure bike storage for each room, a plunge pool and even a mudroom available for bike storage on wet days,” Cr Whalley said.
“Anyone who has been to Linville in recent months on any given weekend will know what a buzzing town it has become and this development will further support small businesses by supporting overnight stays.
“Hopefully we can keep developing the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and services along the trail to keep luring riders and walkers further along the trail in both directions.”