Those who wish for a commuter train service for the northern rivers seem oblivious to what such a service will bring… urban sprawl of a kind never seen here before.
In Sydney it is high-rise apartments along all of the rail lines and massive retail/ apartment towers at the stations. On the Gold Coast it has brought urban blight of the worst kind seen in this country.
Next time you drive back home down the Brisbane motorway, notice the difference when you cross the border into beautiful, green, undeveloped NSW, and thank your lucky stars that we don’t have an urban rail structure. Developers are attracted to rail infrastructure like flies to a sheep’s arse.
Bring on the rail trail!
John Amphlett, Byron Bay