The release of a Legislative Council report into the future of the North-East rail corridor has been delayed until Parliament returns in August so the committee can analyse a safety report into the disused railway line.
A National Rail Safety Regulator engineer inspected the line in mid-June and delivered its report to the committee on Monday.
The final inquiry report was intended to be released last month.
Inquiry chair Rosemary Armitage MLC said the engineer inspected a large section of the track and the advice - to be included in the final report - was "very informative".
She said the delay was inconsequential as the matter would need to wait until both houses of parliament were sitting again.
"It wouldn't matter if the report was completed now, or next month, because parliament's not sitting," Ms Armitage said.
"We only received the report from the rail safety regulator on Monday so we've set aside a couple of days to put the final report together. We haven't even discussed the safety regulator report as a committee yet.
"The safety regulator advice was independent, so it was important to have."
The Legislative Council inquiry would provide the seventh report into the matter which was first raised by Dorset Council in 2014.
Groups are divided on whether the 64 kilometres of disused line between Coldwater Creek and Scottsdale should be used for a heritage rail or a cycling path.
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The state government proposed incorporating both ideas, but disputes continue over the prime stretch between Lilydale and Wyena.
Heritage rail proponents Launceston and North East Railway held its annual general meeting on Saturday where Wendy McLennan was elected as chair.
She said the board would be "setting strategic directions" for the group in relation to a museum and workshops. Volunteers have been restoring the rail car and trailer at Karoola.