The ‘proposed’ (pretty much fait accompli) ‘light rail’ (stinky old diesel) shuttle service to carry passengers between Elements eco-resort and Lawson Street will include a long and loud horn sounding at the uncontrolled Border Street level crossing four times every hour between 8am and 10pm.
It will leave a fog of diesel exhaust fumes, heavy in toxins and carcinogens, sitting in the well of the rail corridor, and renew it every 15 minutes.
It will, in short, turn the entire district surrounding the track in Belongil and Sunrise into a very undesirable place to live.
It will not make any significant improvement to the Ewingsdale Road traffic problem, since a very small proportion of that traffic comes from Sunrise.
Does Council really care so little? They have the power to veto this stupidity by simply not granting the DA seeking permission to build the infrastructure. Please encourage them enthusiastically!
Steve Russell, Byron Bay