Richard White, East Ballina
Wonderful news that the NSW Upper House has passed, without amendments, the legislation to keep the rail corridor in public hands and allow the development of a community pathway.
Anyone who has walked or ridden on the new, extended pathway to Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox head from Boulders will appreciate what a boon these paths are for our community.
Very soon Casino and Murwillumbah residents will be able to take their families for walks and rides, away from roads and traffic, enjoying the safety and tranquillity of a pathway traversing our beautiful region. With many sections being wheelchair accessible, this will be enjoyed by all.
We now need to get further government funding to extend to Lismore or Eltham, and to Billinudgel, and eventually the total path from Casino through Byron to Murwillumbah.
The wonderful rolling plains around Casino and Bentley, the river views, the subtropical Eltham to Bangalow section, and then the majestic seascape of Byron Bay, climaxing by travelling through Burringbar past Mt Warning to Murwillumbah – truly a first class, world attraction here in our home.
Once built, I’m sure any previous dissenters will come to recognise it as a great transformation to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.