Ruth Dare, Bangalow
So Council has spent $380,000 on the fabled return of trains to our region, and they’re planning on spending at least another $200,000. What a waste of money!
Simon Richardson states, when referring to the rail trail, ‘most of the community doesn’t want it’. Did I miss the referendum? And is he not aware that legislation has passed the Lower House that specifically relates to the closure of the rail corridor between Casino and Bentley, and between Crabbes Creek and Condong in the Tweed. Both these projects are shovel ready, and the community can expect construction to commence in the very near future.
So much for the lack of government support for the rail trail. It would be helpful if councillors did some research on the benefits of a rail trail, e.g. Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, and many, many others in Victoria and worldwide, instead of just blindly following the views of those who have never been on a bike!