Conservative rural communities in parts of Europe have successfully combined to help reinstate previously disbanded rail lines.
It can be done here, if enough people speak up. There is no logical link between being on the conservative side of politics and the push to demolish our railway infrastructure.
All parties have a role to play in improving our public transport, for the elderly, the families, the young, and the visitors.
The rail line is here. If it were not, we would not have an argument. This public asset needs the best use for our community. It is not an expensive cycle or walking way. It is a multi use for the benefit of many and for the long run, not for the benefit of a few in the short term.
The carrot provided by the government is too tempting for many, the pressure on our politicians will rise. Everyone could work together to find a sensible middle ground, away from extreme ‘winner takes all’ attitudes.
Jens Krause, Byron Bay