Sadly, John Moore, the founder and inaugural chairman of Rail Trails for NSW Inc. passed away recently after several years of ill health.

In life, Lt. Col. John Moore OAM RFD ED, led a successful career in banking as well as in the Army Reserves. He is well known for establishing and running Reserve Forces Day for twenty years, organising parades in honour of Australia's Defence Reserves.

With his many years of experience in organising, John established Rail Trails for NSW in 2013. John was a tireless advocate.

His vision, determination and leadership led to several important advancements for rail trails in our state and helped many regional communities.

My colleague Mick Veitch MLC and I had the opportunity to meet with John several times over recent years. He was a charming, good-humoured, optimistic and energetic man.

John engaged many prominent political voices to gain support. After a government callout for rail trail proposals in 2016, John helped eighteen volunteer committees to lodge submissions on behalf of their communities.

Rail Trails for NSW continues their advocacy with a profile established by the late and influential John Moore. Vale.