Otago Central Rail Trail Trust
The Otago Central Rail Trail Trust was originally established in 1994 by the Department of Conservation to help it raise funds to convert a disused railway line into a walking and cycling trail. The Trust consists of 4 volunteer Trustees, link to Trustees a part-time facilitator link to facilitator and administrator link to administrator.
The Trust has gone on from its original purpose of raising initial funding for the trail to having a key role in marketing and promoting it by producing marketing collateral and operating the Official Otago Central Rail Trail website.
Traditionally, the Trust has been a group of four volunteers, who operate very much as an authority calling on professional resources where and when necessary. Trustees link to Trustees receive no reimbursement or payment for the contribution they make, which averages out at around 15 volunteer hours every week.