Pete Finch, CEO, Byron Bay TramLink.
As reported in Echonetdaily on Monday, February 13, plans to approve the construction of 250 new homes in the town of Mooball is good news for the growth of the area and will do much for the southern section of the Tweed Coast.
However up to 750 or more new residents will have no means of connecting with the rest of the Tweed community, or commuting to employment and education opportunities in the Byron Shire.
The Shire boundary is just four kilometres from Mooball; Ocean Shores is 12 kilometres and Mullumbimby is 18 kilometres away.
As a proponent of a service to reactivate the north coast rail infrastructure Tweed Shire Council should consider joining with Byron Shire Council in their plans to refurbish the railway tracks so that various forms of rail transport can once again connect our communities.