The Northern Rivers Social Development Council wants ideas from local community groups and committees on ways to improve transport options across the northern rivers region.
NRSDC’s transport development officer Alex Lewers said the community-based, non-profit organisation wanted to give local groups and committees the opportunity to raise transport issues and hopefully, tap into local solutions.
‘This project is focused on gathering thoughts, theories and evidence from local groups and committees that often have relevant ideas but don’t have the forum to pursue them,’ Mr Lewers said.
‘We’re trying to tap into the breadth of experience and knowledge which we have in the northern rivers and see what innovative solutions the community may have that perhaps, haven’t been considered before.’
Mr Lewers said he was particularly interested in ideas that addressed transport for disadvantaged groups and or isolated communities within the northern rivers.
Mr Lewers said groups or committees making submissions don’t need to be dedicated to transport to take part.
‘It doesn’t matter what the focus of the group is or how big or small the idea. If it relates to transport we’d love to hear it.’
To submit an idea visit www.nrsdc.org.au/nrts/. Submissions close on Sunday, 29 May.
Mr Lewers said a report would be prepared for Transport NSW, which would also be made public.
He said the report would be available prior to the July 2 Federal election, and could help inform candidates about what the electorate wanted.