Summer luge pieces coming together

Plans are forming for a Naseby summer luge after a long hiatus, but it won't be ready for this season's holiday-makers.

The Summer Luge Trust announced in May last year a $100,000 project to build a 400m track next to the town's ice luge.

It would use the metal parts of a former Coronet Peak summer luge, which were donated by Tonnie and Erna Spijkerbosch and David Proctor, who have holiday homes in Naseby.

Trust secretary Marilyn Swinbourn said it recently acquired 22 carts it purchased from New South Wales to be used on the track.

The trust now had charitable status and the next step was to complete a feasibility study so it could apply for funding, she said.

It would have a meeting within the next month to discuss its plans.

She and her husband Eric, who both worked on the project, did not have much spare time to organise things, she said.

''But there are other dedicated people involved too.''

It would probably not be ready this summer, she said.

The group was attracted to the idea due to its low running cost, and ability to function year-round, unlike the ice luge.

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