While many in our area are enthusiastic about the ‘Rail Trail’, others are less so and genuinely concerned about its potential impacts, even about the motives of its promoters.
I think the basic problem is that we don’t know enough about what is proposed and, as it looks as if generous state government funding will be provided, it’s surely time we found out; there will be impacts – some beneficial, others perhaps not – but we need information.
The Bangalow Progress Association believes it is an important issue and has decided to hold a special meeting with speakers from relevant organisations, eg Northern Rivers Rail Trail and Rail Explorers, who are thinking of providing pedal cars between Bangalow and Byron.
The meeting will be at Heritage House in Deacon Street, Bangalow on Thursday, 5 March, from 5.30pm and all are welcome. We hope to be able to provide useful information and give everyone an opportunity to ask questions and express their views and concerns.
Jenny Coman, secretary, Bangalow Progress Association