Tim Shanasy, Byron Bay.
Peter Finch’s comments last week, titled ‘Rail Trail put to rest’, is an array of perplexing views, as if attempting to emulate an excerpt of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.
Words rolled out like, trumpeting, bleating, and puffery. Puffery indeed.
The NRRT (Northern Rivers Rail Trail) on the contrary, has been working consistently and consultatively with the state government for over four years.
Peter Finch may like to enlighten us all with his achievements to date, in his submissions to the NSW government and the Byron Shire Council, to gain approval for him to single-handedly finance the clearing and restoration of the section of the rail corridor that he proposes to operate his commercial venture involving his heritage electric trams.
As for his fanciful and mysterious 98.9 per cent figure of those disinterested in his Casino to Eltham ‘fantasy trai’l, well, this too may have come from his very own ‘puffery’.
Really Mr Finch, are you trying to take on, where Lewis Carroll left off?