The Management Plan for the Rail Trail was developed to establish the management framework for the completed Rail Trail. The Plan was developed in cooperation with the Mitchell Shire Council, Murrindindi Shire Council and Mansfield Shire Council, government agencies, emergency services and community interest groups. The Management Plan guides the management decisions and actions over the next 10 years. Its primary purpose is to provide guidelines for the management of the Rail Trail to help facilitate a safe and enjoyable user experience as well as the protection and enhancement of environmental assets. The Management Plan was prepared to set out a comprehensive set of actions on matters of governance, environment and cultural heritage, assets maintenance, emergency management, risks, tourism and marketing.